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Volume 6-4
July / August 2010

Sun, Sand, Wave, Shore

The beach is beckoning and summer is starting to sizzle with the delicious festivals and flavors of New Jersey.

For foodies there’s the Shore Chef Crab Cook-Off at Monmouth Park on Saturday, August 21st. Sample the best crab cakes of the season produced by the region’s finest chefs. Seafood lovers will also delight in the fried catfish and clam chowder bread bowls at this all-in-one family event that includes games, clowns and music for the kids. And oh, did we mention horse races? All within minutes of the beach!

Car enthusiasts will love all the hot rod and custom car jams happening statewide and at the shore. Check out the 2nd Annual Asbury Park Classic Car Show or the West End Cruising Nights in Long Branch, among others.

Musical magic happens under the stars with the Friday Night Concert Series in Belmar (every Friday throughout July and August) and The Jenkinson’s Music Festival in Point Pleasant Beach every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. Also in Long Branch is Thursdays By The Sea at Festival Pier every Thursday at 7 p.m. through Labor Day.

And wherever you go on the Jersey Shore this summer, be sure to book your stay at one of our member inns!

Here's what's near by:

Cedars & Beeches Bed & Breakfast Inn
247 Cedar Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740-5080
800-323 5655 | 732-571-6777

The Inn at the Shore
301 4th Ave., Belmar, NJ 07719

The Tower Cottage
203 Forman Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
877-766-2693 | 732-892-2070

Also check out other Preferred Inns along the Shore

Look also in The Atlantic City region

And the Southern Shore



Peaceful Paddle Package – Get AWAY from the Shore and take to the pond water in a great spot for kayaking! Take a picnic along with you and enjoy a glorious day in this pristine setting in the country. This package includes: A 2 night stay at the Main Street Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn in Flemington with all amenities including full breakfast both days, a leisure paddle including kayaks for 2 and picnic lunch for $459.00.

Summer Volunteering Package-- Many people are looking for ways to contribute and give back to the environment. ReClaming the Bay offers a unique way to do just that. Come to the Jersey Shore for a few days and choose one to help seeding our beaches with clams. Visit the website, check out what days the group is in a particular area, sign up to volunteer, then call the Inn for your overnight reservations. Groups can be accommodated by contacting the reclamming group. All guests volunteering for any ecology project receive a 10% discount on rooms at Victoria On Main B&B in Toms River. Call the Innkeeper at 732-818-7580 to make arrangements. Includes: 1 night of lodging, afternoon tea upon arrival, and a full gourmet breakfast.

Seaside Heights Beach Special -- All guests staying at the Victorian On Main B&B during the summer months receive beach badges for Seaside Heights Beach during the length of their stay. Daily badges cost $10.00 each. The longer you stay, the more you save! Come to the Jersey Shore and enjoy a great summer!

Mountain Creek Waterpark Special - Enjoy 23 rides, slides and pools at Mountain Creek Waterpark located next door to Alpine Haus B&B.  Discount packages include a one night stay and two tickets.  Prices start at $149 weekdays and $158 weekends. (Alpine Haus B&B, Vernon)

And wherever you go in the Garden State, be sure to book your stay at one of our member inns!

Are you an aspiring innkeeper? Did you know that you can get a membership with Preferred Inns of New Jersey that provides special benefits just for aspiring innkeepers, including:



A personal two-hour consultation with a former innkeeper and consultant to the bed and breakfast community.


Attendance at local and statewide association meetings so you can network with current innkeepers and ask questions.



Free subscription to INNside New Jersey, our association's interesting and informative electronic newsletter to the public.


A Preferred Inns of New Jersey Directory that describes current member inns and lists affiliated member suppliers.


A copy of the Preferred Inns of New Jersey Member Handbook which provides guidelines and helpful information to our members.


A popular book and practical guide authored by innkeepers and aimed at those who aspire to become innkeepers.

Learn more about our Aspiring Innkeeper Membership opportunity!


What often makes a bed and breakfast stay so memorable is the kitchen aromas you wake up to and the food set before you as you start your day of exploration and relaxation.

Why not take that culinary experience home with you? Breakfast, Brunch & More is a compilation of unforgettable recipes from our member inns, from frittatas and fruitcakes to puddings, pastries and pancakes.

Purchase yours now or send one as a gift to someone who loves to cook!

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