Shore Speak

dunedriveQuick…what is the name of this local road?  In Avalon, it’s Dune Drive.  South of 80th Street, it’s Second Avenue.  Likewise with Ocean Drive (Avalon) and Third Avenue (Stone Harbor).  Say the wrong name, and the locals notice!

Other helpful definitions:  The inlet is the northern tip of Avalon facing Townsends Inlet; the point is the southern end of Stone Harbor over looking Great Channel and Hereford Inlet (toward North Wildwood).  A gully is a salt water “swimming pool” for kids at the beach.  Off shore is anywhere off of the island- as in “I have to go to the Acme off shore”. The lagoon area is out 42nd Street in Avalon to the neighborhood of bay front homes. The dune area is between 40th and 57th Street- designated paths through the high dunes lead to the beach.  Nun’s Beach is officially on 111th Street, Stone Harbor in front of the Villa Maria by the Sea Retreat House- but the title also refers to the surfing beach on 110th Street.

You are now prepared to live at the beach  :)

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