Best Avalon and Stone Harbor Shops for Your Next Spree

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Who says the Jersey Shore is strictly a beach destination? If you want a break from lounging in the sun, playing volleyball, and enjoying other beach activities, there are dozens of unique shops to explore in Avalon and Stone Harbor.  

The ICONA team can help you make the most of your Avalon and Stone Harbor shopping experience. Stay at ICONA Avalon or ICONA Windrift, and you'll enjoy quick, easy access to beautiful Jersey Shore beaches just steps from your room. On top of that, our shuttle and golf cart service makes it easy to visit many nearby Avalon and Stone Harbor shops to buy apparel, jewelry, and other fun, beachy items.

If you're ready to shop 'til you drop, we've got you covered. Here are five of the top shops in Avalon, NJ.

1. Hoy’s 5 & 10

Locations:  2800 Dune Drive #1907, Avalon, NJ 08202 and 219 96th Street, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
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In 1935, Bernard J. Hoy opened Hoy's 5 & 10 in New Castle, Delaware. Since that time, Hoy's has established a family tradition of providing affordable products and exceptional customer service. Today, Hoy's has grown to four locations, including one in Avalon and another in Stone Harbor. These locations are all owned and operated by Bernard Hoy’s grandson, David Hoy, and feature the same classic layout. 

Hoy's is best known for its beach toys, clothing, and accessories. In addition to these, it offers keychains, colored-glass bottles, and other souvenirs. You can even pick up a flag or another novelty item with your favorite town name printed on it. 

"This has always been my favorite store. You can find very interesting things and get some great deals there. And the staff are very nice."—Jeannie P-S.

2. The Spot 

Locations: 2538 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202 and 9704 3rd Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
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The Spot is a surf boutique specializing in men's and women's apparel. Here, you'll find clothing made of organic cotton, recycled polyester, and other sustainable materials. 

Shop at The Spot for shirts, shorts, and other items from Patagonia, Marine Layer, and other popular brands. You can also purchase apparel and accessories from Faherty, Bolt, and other specialty brands.

"Great boutique store that is bigger than it looks from the outside. They have a wide selection of apparel, hats, shoes, and accessories."—Gabriel Garcia

3. Ocean Galleries

Locations: 2199 Ocean Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202 and 9618 3rd Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
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The Millers opened "Kim Originals," a custom frame shop and contemporary art gallery in Avalon, in 1986. Four years later, they established a second location in Stone Harbor. Eventually, these locations became Ocean Galleries. They sell artwork and give artists plenty of opportunities to showcase their works. 

Ocean Galleries offer original paintings, fine art reproductions, and other works from national and local artists. They also provide glass, furniture, jewelry, and other handcrafted items. 

To date, Ocean Galleries has hosted art shows showcasing masterpieces from Ringo Starr, Jane Seymour, and many other internationally recognized artists. They continuously update their art collection and promote artists with extraordinary skills.

"Love Ocean Galleries - both locations! One of my favorite stops in Stone Harbor and Avalon. I recently attended their Trunk Show this past weekend and got some beautiful prints, one of which they framed for me! They always have fun events - some even have free wine, what's not to love? Their staff is extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks for many wonderful pieces Ocean Galleries!"—Mackensey Mancini

4. Avalon Surf Shop

Location: 2249 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202
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Avalon's original surf shop, Avalon Surf Shop, started as a celebration of sun and surf in the mid-1980s. Over the years, it's become a community staple and one-stop shop for all things beach. 

From clothing to skimboards, Avalon Surf Shop offers everything you need for the perfect beach trip. It sells beach clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. The shop's product selection includes items from Hurley, O'Neill, and other premium brands. Avalon Surf Shop also provides surfboards for rent. 

"Great family-owned surf shop. We look forward to shopping there every summer.” - Larry Cohen

5. Downtown Stone Harbor

Location: 96th Street and 3rd Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247

With more than 100 specialty shops, there's a lot to like about Downtown Stone Harbor. Along with Hoy's 5 & 10, The Spot, and Ocean Galleries, some of the area's can't-miss shops include:

  • Across the Way: Provides plants, wall art, and other unique home gifts and accents.
  • Breezin' Up: Supplies Stone Harbor-themed t-shirts, hats, and other clothing and accessories.
  • Small Crafts Advisory: Offers one-of-a-kind locally crafted artwork, gifts, and jewelry. 

Spend the day shopping in downtown Stone Harbor. If you work up an appetite, you can enjoy a delicious meal at one of ICONA Avalon or ICONA Windrift’s many dining options when you return to the resort.

"I love Stone Harbor, NJ - the shops, the great walkability, fabulous restaurants and such a relaxing, quiet community! I feel myself relaxing as soon as I drive onto the island and feel relaxed until I have to leave! Wonderful place to vacation with family!"—Elaine S

Enjoy the Best Shopping in Avalon, NJ

If you're searching for an Avalon, NJ hotel that provides convenient access to the best local shops, the ICONA team is happy to help you. When you stay with us, you'll be minutes away from many of the best shops in Avalon and Stone Harbor. Book your stay at ICONA Avalon or ICONA Windrift.