To begin, as Chandler on Friends would say, “Could the name Avon-by-the-Sea be any lovlier?” I think not. “Avon” conjures up Shakespearean sonnets (or coral-colored lipsticks, depending on your frame of reference). “By-the-Sea” is delightful in its hyphenation, and also sounds Seussical or e.e. cummings-ish. There is truly something in a name, and Avon-by-the-Sea wins name point galore.
It is winningly pretty, too. Witness the charm of the seafoam blue benches.
Where the pretty blue benches
Line up 1 – 2 – 3,
And the waves go back and forth,
Calling “Whee! Whee!”