Minerva's Bed and Breakfast is:

"a warm and respectful welcome, to everyone, every time"

  • ....owned and operated by retired-college-professor Emma Lapsansky and her family, who have lived in many places around the world, and have  almost 20 years experience in the B&B business
  • ...family-friendly lodging at the northern tip of Long Beach Island, an 18-mile-long barrier island, part of the Jersey Shore.

  • ...a two-block walk from the clean, expansive Barnegat Light beaches and Ol' Barney, a beloved New Jersey lighthouse

  • ...two minutes from Barnegat Bay, the perfect place to launch your boat or just watch the sunset.

  • ...named for a woman who vacationed in Barnegat Light for more than twenty years, and for her great-granddaughter, who is now an "intern" in the b and b business.

  • ...a converted office building built in 2003 and magically transformed to a Bed & Breakfast in 2008.

  • ...nestled away on a quiet residential block in the tranquil ambiance of the traditional fishing village of Barnegat Light.

  • ...wheelchair accessible.

  • ...a member of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, the Professional Association of Innkeepers International,  and the Barnegat Light Tourism Alliance.

  • ...a two hour drive from New York City and Philadelphia; forty-five minutes from Atlantic City.

  • ...a four-hour drive from Washington, DC, central Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

  • ...near to shopping and several superb eateries.

  • ...the perfect setting for your family reunion, office retreat, stimulating and/or relaxing workshop, and restful vacation.
  • ...proud to salute Barnegat Light's award-winning life-guard team


(Photography courtesy of Bob Bell, Phil Lapsansky,Emma Lapsansky and various guests)


Proprietor Emma Lapsansky (left) and the Minerva's team frequent professional conferences to stay abreast of latest trends.

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Each year, in May, Minerva's hosts a special Women's Renewal Weekend--manicures, pedicures, yoga, massages, and much more!



The award-winning  Barnegat Light lifeguards  do a wonderful job of keeping our beaches safe. Minerva's had them over for breakfast, to celebrate their achievements, and to thank them for their contributions.