Seven Miles, Jersey Shore

rainbow over Avalon Beach
(Image by Melissa Klurman)

The Seven Mile Island is in Cape May County at the southern end of the New Jersey Shore, north of Wildwood and Cape May, south of Ocean City and Atlantic City. The long, narrow barrier island consists of 123 numbered streets. North of 80th street is Avalon, south of 80th is Stone Harbor. The island is mostly devoid of the bars and boardwalks and amusements that some other Jersey Shore towns are famous for. What it is not short of is natural beauty.

Avalon beach
Avalon beach sign
fishing poles, Avalon beach
beach lifeguards and boat
Avalon beach
downtown Avalon
Christmas in July, Avalon
Villa Maria By-the-Sea, Stone Harbor
Villa Maria By-the-Sea, Stone Harbor, a retreat for the Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary. An annual surfing contest on what has come to be known as Nuns’ Beach serves as a fundraiser for the home.
The House that Potato Chips Built
The House that Potato Chips Built. The 14,000 square foot summer home of Michael W. Rice, owner of Utz Quality Foods. Built on the beachfront dunes in Avalon, much to the chagrin of some of his neighbors.
Storm Clouds
Storm clouds over 44th Street, Avalon
Avalon
The northern end of the island
Stone Harbor Point
Stone Harbor Point
The south end, Stone Harbor Point
rabbit
spider web
sunset Avalon
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9 Responses to Seven Miles, Jersey Shore

  1. The McUtz mansion. An eyesore for this area.

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  2. My favorite section of the Jersey shore. We went every summer when I was a kid!

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  3. M.B. Henry says:

    That sand castle is mighty impressive! 🙂

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  4. Donna Janke says:

    Lovely spot. I’ve not been to the Jersey Shores, but I think I’d enjoy this section more than the areas with bars and boardwalks and amusements

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  5. Pam Lazos says:

    At least someone is getting to the beach! Also, I love Utz, esp. the party mix. ;0)

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  6. Two things … 1) “Good Morning, Sun.” My new favorite motto. and 2) I’m going to spend the day wrapping my head around Utz potato chips = a fortune that can buy a sprawling 14,000 sq ft “summer home” on the beach.

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