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Minerva's by the Sea New Jersey Bed & Breakfast

        13  West  Seventh  Street     Barnegat Light, NJ 08006



In 2018, entering our SECOND DECADE of offering superb hospitality and legendary breakfasts, Minerva's is on a mission to entice our old friends to return to Barnegat Light, and to attract some new friends to discover Minerva's tranquility, comfort, and  exquisite privacy (each unit has a renovated bath, and no two units have adjoining walls!)

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for our specials and
periodic small-group, budget-friendly "theme" weekends for yoga enthusiasts, writers and book-lovers, nature-lovers, music-lovers, food-lovers, or other "special" interests. (And let us welcome  your group or office gathering, featuring our gourmet breakfasts and suppers to make for a relaxing NJ Bed & Breakfast getaway or retreat.)

Looking for unique, family-friendly shore lodging that is neither a hotel nor a motel? Minerva's by the Sea is one of only two New Jersey bed & breakfasts at the north end of Long Beach Island. We are the only Barnegat Light lodging that is open all year!  A sleek, modern venue with uncluttered lines, squeaky-cleanliness,  and an eclectic, tantalizing library, Minerva's  Bed & Breakfast's informal and whimsical decor offers guest-centered hospitality. Our New Jersey Bed and Breakfast welcomes international visitors, national/regional guests, weekend retreats/workshops, and that "extra company" that won't fit into local homeowners' guest quarters.

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Located at the northern tip of New Jersey's Long Beach Island, in the shadow of Old Barney, one of our state'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 our LBI Bed and Breakfast, expanses of clean beach, tasteful shopping areas, a variety of restaurants, and of course the proximity to the healing qualities of the sea.

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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

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

How come the name 'Minerva'?

Minerva's by the Sea Bed and Breakfast NJ is named for the beloved matriarch of the family  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 New Jersey bed and breakfast!

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             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.



 Is today a good day to make your summer-vacation reservations? July and August fill up fast!

Also, plan ahead for  Minerva's theme weekends:

**Women's Spiritual Yoga Retreat, with Ogden Kruger May 4-6: TWO Spaces left    

Birders' Weekend, April 27-29, with guides from Rutgers Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources

   Contact us for more info on these weekends, or for  Spring    and Summer reservations! We are open Thu nights-Mon morning til April 23, the open every day all summer!

     609-494-1000  or MinervasBandB@gmail.com