There is a lot of fun for the whole family at Minerva's. We are nestled away on a quiet residential block, with a restful garden for those off-beach times. Minerva's lobby area, which has a full size frig where you can chill that bottle of wine you're planning to take with you to supper, also has comfy seating , a perennial jigsaw puzzle, an invitation to a chess game, and myriad flyers and announcements of things to do in the area. The second-floor library offers up  something to please everyone: games, children's toys, and books, books, books: fiction-and/or-film-lovers, travel-buffs, history-geeks, car-freaks, food-lovers, and art-and-museum followers, lego enthusiasts, fairy-tale followers --and others --will find plenty here to amuse.
Minerva's Bed & Breakfast in Barnegat Light offers:

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

  • ...cozy, comfortable, quiet, family-friendly lodging, each with private bath, cable TV, DVD player, and refrigerator.

  • obsessive attention to cleanliness, from kitchen to sitting rooms, beds to door-jams, bathrooms to drawer-handles, keys, and buttons on the remotes! 
  • ethically-created products, including Lacas coffee ( and non-animal-tested, allergy-friendly soap and shampoo (
  • periodic budget-friendly "theme" weekends for yoga enthusiasts, writers, nature-lovers, food-lovers, or other "special" interests. Small group, gourmet breakfasts/suppers for a relaxing getaway.
  • ...a quiet wing, with private kitchen and outside entrance for guests who seek special seclusion.

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  • ...easy access to one of New Jersey’s nicest beaches, and to terrific fishing from shore, jetty, or charter-fishing boats.

  • ...magnificent views of Barnegat Bay, the lighthouse, and the sunsets.

  • ...hearty and healthful breakfasts, featuring fresh fruits breads, eggs, yogurt, cheeses, and a hot entree.

  • Responsiveness to guests dietary needs.
  • ...queen or king beds, cozier than a motel.

  • WIFI.

  • ...complimentary use of bicycles (bring your own helmets), and beach badges.

  • ...a table with an eternal jig-saw puzzle, replaced regularly whenever guests finish it!

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Little Minerva, as she is fondly known, granddaughter of Minerva Jones, also enjoys LBI.


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Weather permitting, guests breakfast on the deck right outside the kitchen door.

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Sometimes guests retire for the night, having given up on the puzzle, only to find that, during the night, a new set of puzzlers--like elves in a fairy tale--has finished the puzzle!