Insurance Agency Near Avalon, NJ

With offices in Ocean City, Marmora and Cape May, McMahon Insurance Agency has been serving the South NJ Coastal Area in towns such as Avalon and Stone Harbor for nearly 100 years.

As independent agents, we represent all the top carriers to provide the best business and personal insurance coverages, as well as group benefits.

About Avalon, New Jersey

The borough of Avalon, NJ is located in Cape May County on the North end Seven Mile Island. Cape May County is the southernmost county in New Jersey, and is home to other municipalities such as Cape May (township), Ocean City, Stone Harbor, Wildwood, Sea Isle City and more.

Seven Mile Island is a barrier island over a seven and a half-mile stretch of land only a few blocks wide. Original inhabitants were the Lenni Lenape Native Americans, though the area was purchased by Aaron Leaming in 1722 for 79 pounds, or the equivalent of $380 today.

Known as a South Jersey seashore resort, Avalon’s motto is “Cooler by a Mile” because it juts out into the Atlantic Ocean about a mile farther than other barrier islands.


According to The United States Census Bureau, in 2010, Avalon was home to 1,334 people, 692 households and nearly 420 families.

The ethnic breakdown was 98.05% White, with the rest being African American, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino.


In 2010, The Bureau also reported the Avalon area spans over 4.927 square miles, which includes 4.152 square miles of land and 0.775 square miles of water.

Peermont is an unincorporated community located within the borough of Avalon. Avalon borders Dennis Township, Middle Township, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.

Avalon’s zip code is 08202, and has the phone area codes of 609 and 640. Off the Garden State Parkway South, Avalon is off of Exit #13.

Local News, Events & Information

Visit Avalon NJ – A site supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism, to provide updates on everything Avalon.

Avalon Boro – A site with all information dedicated to the borough of Avalon, including beach information, job postings, emergency contacts and more.

TripAdvisor – Explore the top things to do in Avalon, such as hotels, restaurants and more.

Avalon Stone Harbor School District – Information on the Avalon & Stone Harbor combined school districts.

Noteworthy Landmarks & Attractions

Icona Avalon – A 159-room luxury oceanfront hotel in Avalon, New Jersey, with three bars and restaurants.

Pirate Island Golf – An 18-hole pirate-themed mini-golf course.

Miss Avalon – A 78-foot fishing yacht that takes customers on fishing trips and boat rides.

Avalon Brew Pub – Gastropub dining with a twist in a casual upscale atmosphere. A magnificent setting for family and friends.

The Diving Horse – A seasonal seafood-focused BYOB, serving an inspired and fresh menu, with ingredients sourced from local farms and day boat fishermen

Notable Residents

Geno Auriemma, Head Coach of the University of Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball team, and winner of eleven NCAA Division I national championships, and his wife, have a home in Avalon to be near their parents in the Philadelphia area.

Former sports TV personality and current Director for the Center for Sports Communication and Social Impact at Rowan University, Neil Hartman, has a home in Avalon with his wife and children.

Paul Holmgren is a former NHL player of ten years and former general manager and President of the Philadelphia Flyers who has a home in Avalon.

A thirteen year NHL veteran, Tim Kerr met his wife in Avalon, NJ in 1991. He has a home there today, and owns Tim Kerr’s Sotheby’s International Realty, also in Avalon.

CEO of Utz Quality Foods, Inc., Michael Rice, owns a 20,000 square foot, 40 room, 15 bathroom home in Avalon.

Ed Stefanski, former New Jersey Nets General Manager and brother to Kevin Stefanski, who is Head Coach of the Cleveland Browns, is an Avalon resident.

About McMahon Insurance Agency

McMahon Insurance Agency traces its roots to 1922, then named Haney Lloyd Chattin Real Estate & Insurance.

In the 60s, Albert Halliday purchased the firm and renamed it the Chattin-Halliday Agency.

In 1981, Bill McMahon, Jr. bought the business and began operating with two employees and one office, and in 1991, we became McMahon Insurance.

Since then, we have grown to serve our clients from three locations and with 40 employees.

Commercial Insurance Services in Avalon, New Jersey

Business owners face many risks and have a lot to consider when choosing insurance to fully protect their business. Here are some commercial policies we offer in Avalon, NJ:

Commercial Auto Insurance – Coverage for vehicles used for business purposes, whether it be a single transport vehicle or a fleet of trucks.

Commercial Flood Insurance – This protects your business from the costs associated with flood damage.

Marine Insurance – Insurance for marine operations and products, property and equipment, marinas and staff.

Business Owners Policies (BOP) – An bundled option for business owners offering broad coverage and cost savings.

Workers’ Compensation – Coverage for workers and business owners in the event of an injury while on the job.

Directors & Officers – Special protection for high-ranking staff members for any loss or claims against them.

Errors & Omissions – A form of professional liability that protects against negligence claims.

Cyber Liability – Coverage to protect business in the event of a cyber-attack or data breach where sensitive company and customer information is exposed.

Business Interruption Insurance – Financial protection if a business is forced to shut their doors permanently or for a certain amount of time.

“We just started using McMahon agency this year for our small family company. When Zach came in and started showing us areas where we could save money but get better coverage, we were amazed that our old company never mentioned any of this to us. Zach stops into our office at least once a month to check in and drop off some coffee for our staff. He always picks up his phone and he’s just one text away. I highly recommend using McMahon and ask for Zach!” -Casey M.

Personal Insurance Brokers Near Avalon, NJ

McMahon also aims to meet the needs of families and individuals with a full line of policies from America’s top insurers. They include:

Homeowners Insurance – Protection for your property and any legal liability for any injuries or property damage caused by or to others.

Flood Insurance – Coverage for water damage not addressed under a homeowner’s policy.

Life Insurance – Financial protection in the event a breadwinner passes away.

Condo Insurance – Protection from the risks of being a condominium owner and member of a condo association.

Excess Liability Coverage – Also known as an Umbrella policy, this offers added protection beyond auto, home or marine limits.

“Have been a customer for McMahon’s since I bought a condo in 2014. Had a mold claim recently. The appraiser came out, reviewed the situation. Remediation was taken care of immediately. Also working on changing residency to NJ. Bonnie Ash is doing an awesome job saving my family money and figuring out the best coverage for us. Always a pleasure dealing with all employees at McMahon!!!” -Cynthia M.

Group Benefits

The team at McMahon can guide you through differences between group policies, help explore your options and recommend the best coverage for you.

Group Health Insurance – a group health coverage plan offered at a reduced rate to members of an organization.

Group Dental Insurance – employer-sponsored dental coverage for team members.

Group Life Insurance – a life insurance policy owned by an employer or organization to cover employees.