Hurricane Sandy Did Her Worst but the Jersey Shore is Ready to Show Its Best


Still deciding where to vacation this year? Check out the famous beaches and attractions of the Jersey Shore. From Beach Haven to Ocean Grove, the resilient residents have rebuilt and now you can be part of the recovery simply by visiting. 

Cheryl Curinga, owner of the Magnolia House and board member of Preferred Inns of New Jersey, says, “Long Beach Island is open for business…restaurants, accommodations, attractions, and the beaches are waiting for tourists to come visit.” Everyone has seen the images of the storm damage on the news but things have changed for the better. Stay at one of these ten inns and see firsthand how their hard work has made New Jersey stronger than ever.
600 Main is a Victorian masterpiece in Toms River. A few short blocks from downtown, the inn serves full afternoon tea with homemade scones, lemon curd, and finger sandwiches. Guests will always find a place to relax on the grand wrap-around porches that appear to be as large as the entire inn.
The Magnolia House in the heart of downtown Beach Haven is pleased to announce a Grand Re-Opening Special.  Through June 30 and September 2 until the close of the season, guests staying three nights or more will receive $90 off plus the inn will make a $10 donation to the Surflight Theatre. One of the oldest original guest houses on the Shore, the entire first floor is now completely new after storm renovations. 
Williams Cottage Inn in Beach Haven has eight unique guest rooms. Floor to ceiling windows provide fantastic ocean views in the Dome Room and a luxurious Japanese soaking tub is located in the Asian Room. Complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels are available for a day in the sun.
The Gables Inn and Restaurant was named one of New Jersey’s top ten historic wedding sites by The Knot. Be part of the rebirth of the Shore by having your wedding at this romantic Beach Haven inn. Continue the celebration in the Chapel Room with cathedral ceilings and an opulent working fireplace topped by a marble mantle. 
The Victoria Guest House in Beach Haven is only four houses away from the Atlantic Ocean. The Cottage and basement were damaged during Hurricane Sandy but they have been restored and are ready for guests. Guest rooms are located in two side-by-side Victorian houses and the heated in-ground swimming pool in the backyard is a great way to enjoy the water without all the sand. Receive $100 off when you stay three nights or more in 2013. 
The Island Guest House in Beach Haven is a blend of modern amenities and old world charm. The Cottage and Wisteria Room are pet-friendly and, Star, the resident cat is always happy to receive attention from guests. Choose a room with a private deck or double his and her showers. Spend an evening sipping wine on the patio with lighted bricks. Ask about the mid-week special.
A majestic cupola sits atop The Tower Cottage in Point Pleasant Beach. Nestled on a tree-lined street, the bed and breakfast is near the quiet end of the boardwalk. Try the octagonal Tower Suite with 12-foot ceilings. Each guest room has a whirlpool tub and separate shower in a marble or Italian tile bathroom.
Arrive via car or boat to the Inn at Rivers Edge Marina in Forked River and then watch boats sail to and from Barnegat Bay from the back porch. The gorgeous views continue in the River View Dining Room where a gourmet breakfast is served each morning. Fishing charters are available from the onsite marina. 
Minerva’s by the Sea is a wheelchair accessible bed and breakfast in the traditional fishing village of Barnegat Light on the northern end of Long Beach Island. Mornings bring a hearty breakfast with views of the Barnegat Lighthouse. Walk two blocks to the beach or borrow a complimentary bicycle. 
Enjoy panoramic views from the enclosed widow’s walk at The Majestic Hotel in Ocean Grove. Built as a hotel in the late 1800s, the inn now offers 15 renovated guest rooms including a three-room penthouse. Sea breezes flow freely through the front porch and second floor balcony.