Minerva’s By the Sea

  • Innkeeper: Emma Lapsansky
  • Address: 13 West Seventh St, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
  • Region: Shore Region
  • Local Phone: (609) 494-1000
  • Rate Range: $150 – $299
  • Types of Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
  • Types of Rooms: Rooms, Suites
  • Number of Rooms: 5

Inn Description

Family-friendly and close to Old Barney–one of New Jersey’s most beloved lighthouses, Minerva’s is also within walking distance of popular bird nesting areas—including premier winter resting places for harlequin ducks. Pristine, unspoiled, and expansive beaches, charming shops, and the presence of one of the nations few Atlantic commercial-fishing industries makes for a diversity of things for families to do and see near Minerva’s. Located in a residential neighborhood, and carefully-designed so that no two units have adjoining walls, Minerva’s can offer quiet lodgings. Made-to-order healthful menus, constructed to respond to guests’ dietary needs, are served in Minerva’s kitchen and/or on the roof deck with its view of the lighthouse and Barnegat Bay.


  • Special Weekends
  • Each year, Minerva’s hosts several “special” weekends:
    • Gourmet Weekend–November 1, 2014: lodging, two breakfasts, lectures by food experts, two suppers–including one prepared before our eyes by a world-class chef ($230/person–all inclusive)
    • Women’s Renewal Weekend–May 2025–includes lodging, manicure, pedicure, yoga, art class, massage, 2 breakfasts, 2 suppers, and more ($435–all inclusive)
    • Writers’ Weekend– lodging, consultation with professional editor/writing coach, 2 breakfasts, 2 suppers ($375–all inclusive)
    • Yoga/Taoist workshop–lodging, intensive yoga practice for all levels with certified yoga instructor; 2 breakfasts, 2 suppers ($375–all inclusive)

Our Amenities

  • Child Friendly
  • High Speed Internet
  • Weddings
  • Conference Room
  • Wheelchair Accessible