September at the Beach in Avalon

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This weekend was heaven – a pure recharge for the soul. It has been a rough past month for us, and I hate being vague like that, but not everything is blog worthy, and a weekend at the beach was just what we needed.

We traveled down to Avalon, NJ with my family. This is the town that I vacationed in as a very young child and it contains so many memories for me. 

September at the beach is a magical time.

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The sun is still warm, but the crowds are gone. Although you may need a sweatshirt on the beach, it’s still restorative and peaceful. I’m a devoted North Carolina beach girl – in favor of warmer water temps, wider beaches, no lifeguards, and FAR less crowds. However, New Jersey beaches also have their own beauty, and September really lets that beauty shine through. 

Just look at that sky – how can you look at that and not believe in hope? And that’s what we got this weekend. I much needed dose of hope. 

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  • Ryan

    A very much needed dose of hope, along with my 3 dollar fake Ray-Bans! Thank you for sharing your families memories with me and I can’t wait to make our own family memories here too. Love you!

  • Pat (Mom)

    Great weekend with our family. I always enjoy listening to Pop Pop’s memories of his favorite times. Avalon gives me a time to reflect on memories of sharing this beach with mother, your Nanny. The September skies during the day and at sunset are amazing.
    I agree with Ryan, his sunglasses were fun!

  • Love beating the crowds with off season traveling!

    • kwalshmac

      It’s really amazing that more people don’t do it….(not that I”m encouraging that 🙂 )

  • Fully agreed – September is a magical time at the Jersey Shore. It’s so nice to enjoy it without so many tourists and families swarming around.

    • kwalshmac

      Yep! I’m so glad more people aren’t in town this time of year. Now if we could just warm up the water temps…. 🙂

  • While I prefer OC over Avalon, I love visiting the shore. I had to visit one more time before the weather turned cold.

    • kwalshmac

      Yes! Oc is nice as well, I don’t really think there are any bad beaches except AC (in my opinion 🙂 )

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