Like Salvo, the town of Avon was not always known by that name. The area first got a post office in 1883, when the village was called Kinnakeet - a name still used by some locals. It was then changed to Avon, yet it still keeps its history of boat building and lifesaving close. Years ago, much of the town was built up on the Sound side, the western side of the Island. This was a precautionary way of being protected during storms from off-shore winds. Dunes were built to help protect the area from the wind and storm-wash from storms. The area is much more developed on both sides now and because of the flat landscape, you can see from the Sound to the Ocean, or vice versa from most locations.
Fishing, also a large part of the culture and history in Avon, brings many travelers on the beautiful beaches and waters. With a cooler packed with lunch and other refreshments, many choose to spend a day out on a boat to try and catch a fresh supper. Depending on the time of year, you can find all sorts of fish to catch in the water. With the only major supermarket in the area, most tourist come to Avon for their shopping or as a day trip. Whether you're vacationing on this beautiful beach or simply passing by, you should at least spend a day here to discover all the beauty it has to offer.