A Mini Trip to the Jersey Shore

September 13, 2019

Hello blog friends.   

I am excited as today is Mr. JCL's birthday and we will be going out to a restaurant to celebrate.  

My husband and I took a mini-vacation in the middle of August for a few days.  I'd love to share with you our time at the Jersey Shore.

We stayed at The Island Guest House Bed & Breakfast which is located in Beach Haven, New Jersey.

We both stayed at the Inn about 27 years ago so it was nice to return.

We had a cute room with a king-size bed that came with a small bathroom and shower.

The owners run the Inn with their daughter.  It was so clean and the owners were so pleasant and accommodating.

They had a big kitchen to use for coming back from the beach for flavored water and baked goodies. 

They gave us free beach badges, and a beach bag to use for the beach.  You could even ride a bike, or relax on a lounge chair.

We were greeted each morning with a different breakfast menu.  They had pancakes, eggs, hot oatmeal, blintzes, fruit, bagels, and toast.  We always ate a good breakfast.  :)

We enjoyed sitting outside to relax with our breakfast or afternoon snack.

We had beautiful beach weather on the first day we arrived.  The next few days were cloudy and we had some rain.  We always made sure we went to the beach for a few hours.

We brought with us a little cooler for our drinks and lunch on the beach.

We finally made it to The Gables restaurant.  We made sure to make reservations a few days ahead of time.  The atmosphere, food, and service were excellent.

The location of the Inn was convenient since we could walk to the beach, restaurants, and stores. 

We ate dinner again at Carmen's like we did last year.

Once again the food was so good and we enjoyed our meal.  My husband ate fish and I had scallops.

It rained one day so we decided to take a drive off of Long Beach Island.  We planned to do some shopping and have dinner.

Below you can see that it rained so hard that the streets and stores were flooded with a lot of water.

We enjoyed eating dinner at IHOP which is off of the Island.  I just love having pancakes for dinner!

We enjoyed our mini-vacation at the beach.  We look forward to visiting every year and I can't wait to return next summer.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Friday and weekend.

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  1. Sounds like a lovely mini vacay, but sorry it rained! Pancakes for dinner used to be my favorite, I must do it again soon!

  2. How fun Julie. Happy belated birthday. The scenery and the food is amazing. Fresh seafood is wonderful. Happy weekend.

  3. That sounds like a great mini vacation and a real lovely B&B too!

  4. Sounds like the sweetest little vacation, I have always wanted to go to the Jersey shore!

  5. Your vacation sounds very refreshing and that guest house is amazingly charming!

  6. Your mini vacation sounded wonderful. Your accommodations were amazing and the I wanted to leap into your photos to try some of your meals!! My sister lives in Manahawkin so I am lucky to be able to take a mini vacation every year at the Jersey Shore also. She always cooks for us though so I've never been to any of the restaurants except the Chicken and the Egg.

  7. What a lovely getaway!

  8. What a lovely little vacation - glad you enjoyed the beach before the rain! Happy birthday to your husband! :)

    Hope that you had a great weekend! :)

  9. How nice for you and your hubby to revisit the Inn, Julie. It looked so quaint and just the perfect location. Happy belated birthday wishes to your hubby!

  10. Sounds like despite the rain, you had a great getaway. I think you know how much I love LBI, so I enjoyed reading about your time there.