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Dog Areas in Avalon, NJ

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Avalon, New Jersey is a resort community that is home to some of the most expensive real estate on the East Coast. The population averages out at about 1,500, but can swell well over that during the summer months when tourism is at its peak. 

The borough on Seven Mile Island is one of the most affluent communities in the area and is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town has its own motto, “Cooler by a Mile,” which refers to its position a mile farther out into the Atlantic Ocean than the other barrier islands nearby. It is also considered one of the best beaches in New Jersey by both residents and travelers. The beach is dog-friendly, but leashes are required.

There are no animal hospitals in the city, but there are a few in neighboring towns as you drive away from the shore toward Cape May County. There are four pet-friendly restaurants in Avalon. Kudos American Grill is a very popular spot for dog lovers to take their pup for a sit-down meal in the middle of the day or after a full day at the beach. You will find the Cape May Wetlands are just minutes from the south side of town and offer more adventurous hikers the opportunity to explore with their dogs. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Avalon, NJ

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    Population Density 312/sq mi

    #1 North Avalon

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    North Avalon is home to the Grace O'Brien Park, where you are welcome to bring your leashed pet with you on adventures. You will need to bring some doggy waste bags with you. The Cape May Bird Observatory may not welcome your four-legged barking machine inside of the birding areas, but you will find plenty of pretty trails and walkways to explore and sniff in the areas that surround it and as you approach the water. If you have a sea-faring pup, the Commodore Bay Marina is worth stopping by on your way through this pupperific neighborhood on a warm and sunny day.
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    Population Density 312/sq mi

    #2 North West Avalon

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    This small neighborhood is unique in that it juts out over the Pensylvania Harbor and offers a variety of housing options for those looking for a place a little farther away from the beaches and boardwalks. You and your dog will find some of the best walking paths right here in North West Avalon, as you can see the water from almost anywhere. Just make sure you check out the outdoor area of Sylvester's Fish Market and Restaurant during the spring and summer months for some of the freshest ingredients that both you and Sparky will enjoy to the fullest.
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    Population Density 312/sq mi

    #3 Central Avalon

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    Central Avalon has many things to offer dog walkers and pup lovers who are either moving in or passing through. You can start your day with a quick stop at Avalon Coffee, where you can grab a latte with your dog in the outdoor seating area if you like. You can then head to Avalon Boro Public Park for leash-friendly canine shenanigans. Just be sure to stash some extra doggy waste bags and clean up behind your pooch before you head to the Avalon Boardwalk for access to both sand and sun. If you are traveling to the beach, make sure you keep an eye on your pup's paws!
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    Population Density 312/sq mi

    #4 East Avalon

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    East Avalon is comprised of a series of small harbors that are simply pawfect for your pup's nautical side. If you enjoy boat rides and making friends with seagulls, your dog will have a blast with you in Blue Fish Harbor or Yale Harbor! You will find highly coveted real estate along Pelican Drive, right before you arrive at Whale Harbor. Just make sure you have a good leash and harness on your dog if you plan on spending a lot of time exploring these beautiful harbors. You will also want plenty of drinking water and a collapsible bowl for Spot.
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    Population Density 312/sq mi

    #5 South Avalon

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    South Avalon is a beautiful neighborhood right at the edge of the water where you will find things to sniff and gobble with your beloved pet. Brady's Hoagie Dock has plenty of outdoor picnic tables where you can grab a delicious lunch with your pup. Just make sure you have your leash secured while you enjoy your meal, and be prepared for a quick lap around the grass as soon as you are finished. The Avalon Beach begins in this neighborhood, just minutes from the Avalon Boro. You can also visit tons of smaller green spaces in between the city blocks in South Avalon on your way to the beach!
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