Welcome to Minerva's by the Sea Bed & Breakfast

"helping to connect beach-lovers and the ocean....
                        ..........breakfast by breakfast, since 2008"

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for our specials and
periodic budget-friendly "theme" weekends for yoga enthusiasts, writers and book-lovers, family-history buffs, nature-lovers, music-lovers, food-lovers, or other "special" interests. Small group, and gourmet breakfasts/suppers make for a relaxing getaway.

Looking for unique shore lodging that is neither a hotel nor a motel? Minerva's by the Sea is one of only two B&B's at the north end of LBI. And we are the only Barnegat Light lodging that is open all year!  A sleek, modern venue with uncluttered lines, handicapped access, and an eclectic, tantalizing library, Minerva's informal and whimsical decor offers guest-centered hospitality. We welcome international visitors, national/regional guests, weekend retreats/workshops, and that "extra company" that won't fit into local homeowners' guest quarters.

Located at the northern tip of New Jersey's Long Beach Island, in the shadow of Old Barney, one of New Jersey's tallest lighthouses, Minerva's . . . By the Sea is beautifully situated in the unspoiled, un-commercial, and often un-crowded sector of this wonderful barrier island on the Jersey Shore. Enjoy expanses of clean beach, tasteful shopping areas, and a variety of restaurants.


For many decades, Barnegat Light, a supplier to fish-lovers all over the world, has also been a favorite haunt of various crafts-people, writers, bird watchers, and musicians. Now we hope to entice you here with comfortable  rooms, warm hospitality, delicious food — and of course the proximity to the healing qualities of the sea.

Please peruse our website, then give us a call, because we'd like to talk with you when you make your reservation. We'll also look forward to welcoming you and your family when you come for your visit to Barnegat Light and Long Beach Island! Our motto is: "A gracious and respectful welcome. To everyone. Every time."

How come the name 'Minerva'?

Minerva's by the Sea is named for a beloved matriarch of the family business that owns and operates Minerva's. We chose this name also because there is historical symbolism:

Minerva was a mythical ancient Roman goddess. Because her specialties include wisdom and trade, she is often used as a ship's masthead. But Minerva — grand-daughter of Oceanus, born of the sea, daughter of the powerful Jupiter — was also the goddess of medicine and healing, and of crafts, poetry, and music.

Thus Minerva has the perfect credentials to be the muse of a fishing-village bed and breakfast!


             Minerva's by the Sea is named for Minerva Jenkins Jones, who vacationed in Barnegat Light every summer for the last quarter-century of her 92 years. She was the mother of proprietor Emma Lapsansky.

Minerva Jenkins Jones, 1908-2000, in whose honor Minerva's by the Sea is named, loved LBI, and vacationed here every summer for the last three decades of her life.

Time to escape the heat and humidity?
Check out Minerva's HOT SALES!

* July 26, 27, 28--Neptune : $685 for the THREE days (that's a 20% discount)
* July 26, 27, 28--Mermaid: $ 730for the THREE days (that's a 20% discount)
* July 27--Verbena: $180
*July 31 & Aug 1--Neptune: $390 for the PAIR of days (that's a 30% discount)
*Aug 18--Mermaid: $200

Also, when you call about your mid-summer vacation....
....Be sure to ask about our   summer mid-week discounts, and our "Frequent-Beacher" savings.

 Yoga anyone?
Come B-R-E-A-T-H-E
with Gabrielle de Burke on September 13-15
(for info contact:
OR with
Ogden Kruger
September 29-October 1
(for info contact ogdendruger@gmail.com)
Only one space left for the next Writers' Weekend, October 21-23, 2016

The April 8 writers' workshop at Minerva's was filled with energy and awakening. Published folks, and fledgling newbies gathered for two days of fun and writing (and EATING!!), and left with information and inspiration to return to our work on  novels and poetry, advocacy essays, and academic treatises. Bonding and the beginnings of a writing "community" left us refreshed, energized, and  anxious to return to our "work-benches" to continue our craft! Hooray!

Also  "Calling All Singers" October 7-9, 2016

Join experienced voice teacher Stacy Moscotti for two gently-priced days of choral singing, tips on voice health, four scrumptious meals, and just plain FUN!  Call for more information or to reserve your space.



LBI awaits you!

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