The Sand Castle Bed and Breakfast

710 Bayview Avenue , Barnegat Light, NJ 08006 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


A truly incomparable experience on Long Beach Island for couples and companions looking for laidback elegance! Luxurious rooms and spacious suites all with fireplace, spectacular bay views, private entrance, private bath, some with Jacuzzi, A/C, HDTV/DVD/CD player, telephone, DVD library. Enjoy our award winning full breakfast, with our famous home baked scones and delicious won't go away hungry!The beach is right up the street or choose our heated outdoor pool (during summer high season), outdoor Jacuzzi, bicycles and beach gear all included. Then celebrate the sunset on our rooftop deck. This mini-resort is the perfect destination to revitalize your spirit or for a romantic escape. Inspected by Preferred Inns of NJ.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Shangri-La on LBI

5 on July 27, 2018

I’ve been coming to LBI as long as I can remember. My parents bought a place in Barnegat Light more than 40 years ago, and our ever-growing family has been visiting every spring, summer, and fall. We oftentimes have more people than beds (or floors!) The Sand Castle is a beautiful and peaceful place to stay when my parents’ house is overrun. My husband and I have been coming to the Sand Castle for 16 years, ever since our wedding in 2002, and I think that we’ve stayed in every room. I can recommend every one! Nancy (the innkeeper) is so warm and accommodating! The breakfasts are the best on the Island; they cheerfully make gluten-free options for me every morning. The scones are amazing, the food is hot, and the views are outstanding. I can highly recommend staying at The Sand Castle when you are on Long Beach Island. It’s the quieter end of the Island, and that’s why we love it.

Our Stay at the Sand Castle.

5 on June 29, 2018

This is one of the finest B & B's that we have ever stayed at! Yes, it is expensive, but, believe me, it is well worth the cost. This place was designed by the owner, Nancy Gallimore, who continues to run it extremely well. She is a gracious hostess who provides the best rooms, services, and breakfasts. The location, itself, is also perfect. It faces Barnegat Bay, within walking/biking distances of the Lighthouse, beaches, and places to eat. Highly recommended!!!

World Class Bed and Breakfast!

5 on June 24, 2018

June 24, 2018 Dear Nancy and Joe, On behalf of Cindy and myself thanks, again, to you and your staff for a most enjoyable visit to The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast. This was an introductory stay at The Sand Castle and upon arrival, first impressions matter. A welcome greeting was followed by a promise “to make the experience during our stay perfect”. You, indeed, achieved that goal. Your personalized attention and utmost consideration ensuring that everyone’s needs and expectations were being met was exceptional. Those gourmet breakfasts’ were the best way to begin the day. Thank you for making items that supported my food allergies. The interior and exterior architectural design, comfortable room furnishings and unique upscale decorating ideas created an atmosphere, environment and warmth making for a very meaningful, relaxing and rewarding vacation. There’s a reason The Sand Castle is recognized as one of North America’s best Bed & Breakfast Country Inn’s. It clearly earns “Five Stars” however, this does not begin to convey the whole story. In the realm of hospitality, The Sand Castle is truly World-Class based on every measurable factor for excellence. For inspiration and greatness, Nancy and Joe, you have no peer. Cindy and I extend very best wishes for continued success and we look forward to our next visit. Sincerely, Bob and Cindy

Excellent location

5 on June 14, 2018

We highly recommend The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast!!, we are going to continue to stay in the future! We felt like home, and the atmosphere is beautiful... The owner is just a beautiful person. The pictures are from the rooftop...

Outstanding B&B

5 on June 06, 2018

If you are looking for a romantic, luxury filled getaway, The Sand Castle should be your destination. Besides the wonderful appeal of being on Long Beach Island with its beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants and unique shops, Nancy ensures that every minute of your stay with her is perfect. From the luxurious rooms with amazing baths to the fabulous breakfasts and afternoon treats, every possible want and need is met in grand fashion. We cannot wait for our return visit.

wedding weekend

5 on June 06, 2018

Saturday was for the wedding. Sunday was for us. Nancy the innkeeper greeted us upon arrival. She shared places to see, things to do and restaurants from the top to casual. Breakfast at the B & B is better than most brunch places we have been. It was really outstanding. Fruit bar, pastry bar (scones and clotted cream), cereals, and then of course choice of main meal. During the day the coffee tea bar is open along with pastry bar. Heated swimming pool is secluded and nice size. View from our room was the bay. Room very comfortable. In hallway was another nice touch - magazines, popcorn packets, water cooler, etc. Nancy really thinks of everything for her guests. Her staff needs to be mentioned. Dining room and housekeeping. Everyone has a smile and will offer suggestions on the area.

Birthday weekend!

5 on June 04, 2018

What a lovely place! A step above any other place I have ever stayed on the island. So relaxing to go away and not worry about beach gear. Staff was warm and attentive. A perfect getaway. Can't wait to go back!

Best place in LBI

4.8 on June 03, 2018

I have been coming here for years now. Nancy and staff make you feel at home. I would not stay anywhere else. Breakfast is exceptional. As well as the heated pool and Jacuzzi. Once you stay here you will never want to go elsewhere. All the rooms are beautiful and clean. You cannot go wrong coming to the Sandcastle! This is my happy place.

Great b&b

5 on May 11, 2018

We arrived early in the season and the hosts couldn’t be more accommodating . It felt like we were visiting friends not staying at strange place. Very relaxing and location is great, food was great.

Outstanding more than a B&B

5 on August 08, 2017

Lets go to a place that exceeds your expectations. Lets go some where that every one excels at their job. By far the cleanest and friendliest resort / B&B we have ever stayed at. I feel compelled to give credit to people that have a passion and extreme professionalism. I hope that every one that reads this review understand that I may loose my opportunity to stay if you book rooms before we have a chance to come again. The rooms and food are fantastic , the best part of your stay will be Nancy G and her staff. I respect these people for the wonderful experience they provide every guest.They deserve more then stars. Please check out every inch of this place,the heated pool, the piano room and the hot tub.The roof top deck at sun rise or sunset is where you'll let your loved ones know , how much you love them. Thanks Nancy G and Joe. Also thanks to Nancy our morning sunshine, who presented us a wonderful breakfast every morning . We appreciate your unmatched hospitality . We can't wait to return for another Delicious , romantic , relaxing vacation. Don and Donna

Innkeeper Response
We are overwhelmed with your generous praise and kind words. This kind of feedback makes every staff member realize the importance of their efforts and attitude. We all feel so blessed to have guests like you who return to us again and again. Thank you just doesn't seem like enough to say; we appreciate your business so much and look forward to serving you in the future.

- Nancy Gallimore (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Seascapes Room

Escape to the New Jersey Seaside in The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast?s Seascapes guestroom. Located on the first floor and featuring a direct view of Barnegat Bay, this captivating room, with its decorative, hand-painted scenes and relaxing shades of teal blue, offers you the perfect seaside bed and breakfast escape. The room?s many windows, including the large bay window, drench the room in light and afford a wonderful view of the water and shore activity. Easy access to the pool area and outdoor Jacuzzi allows for a late night dip. Our seaside inn offers a wide variety of modern amenities and personal touches making it the perfect choice for a mid-week or weekend getaway on the Jersey Shore.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Harbor View Room

Spend your New Jersey getaway in the beautiful, first-floor, Harbor View guestroom at The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast, a Bayfront inn in Barnegat Light, NJ. Enjoy the parade of boats on the bay right outside your window from this romantic bed and breakfast room for two. This room also offers peaceful solitude and tranquil water views for the solo traveler. A private entrance with parking right outside your room makes it so convenient to settle in and come and go as you please.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Oceanic Room

The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast offers unique New Jersey Shore accommodations, including our beautiful Oceanic guestroom. A tribute to an early Barnegat Light hotel built in the 19th century, this enchanting room embraces romance with its direct views of Barnegat Bay, warm, seashore decor and white washed king headboard and matching furniture. Relax on the private porch overlooking the water or in the Jacuzzi tub/shower. Ideal for a romantic couple?s getaway or for a solo traveler, this bay view, bed and breakfast guestroom will not disappoint.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Egret's Landing Room

Spend your New Jersey vacation in our beautiful Egret?s Landing mini-suite on the first floor. With panoramic windows and glass doors that overlook the Barnegat Bay and Jersey Shore beaches steps away, this sun-drenched room offers breathtaking views and romantic tranquility. Experience the beauty of nature as you watch Egrets and other shore birds from your private wrap-around porch as they display their fishing prowess.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Beachcomber Room

The Beachcomber guestroom at The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast, a New Jersey inn, is one of our quietest units, making it ideal for a relaxing, seaside vacation. The room features a beach theme with a stunningly beautiful headboard and seashore decor. Its private, outside porch overlooks Barnegat Bay and the wide-screen TV is perfect for viewing DVDs from our movie library or cable TV. Our balance of personalized service and privacy makes The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast an excellent alternative to the conventional, older style area hotels.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Sunset Vista Suite

With dramatic vaulted ceilings and a palladian window accent, this beautiful retreat with glorious views of the bay, our outdoor pool and the Barnegat Lighthouse is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway in New Jersey. A therapeutic, two-person Jacuzzi with lumbar jets in one corner and a fireplace with big-screen TV above in the other makes you feel like king and queen of the castle. A Barnegat Light, NJ beach vacation or honeymoon in the Sunset Vista Suite is sure to inspire romance in couples young and old. Mark your special occasion calendar with a stay in one of the finest suites on Long Beach Island.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Lighthouse Vista Suite

The Lighthouse Vista Suite at The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast is a perfect choice for a special Barnegat Light, New Jersey beach vacation. This exquisite, two-story luxury suite offers a spiral staircase that gracefully ascends to the lighthouse loft and private balcony overlooking the pool and the historic Barnegat Lighthouse. Combine this beautiful Jacuzzi suite with one of our romantic travel packages to create a unique mid-week or weekend getaway in New Jersey.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Bay Breeze Room

Relax in our very quiet, newest and only second-floor room featuring a unique vaulted ceiling and ceiling fan, king-sized bed with sea-grass headboard, large-screen TV and a nice view of the Barnegat Bay from the double window. The luxurious bathroom with oversized marble tile shower and seamless glass door adds to the comfort of your Long Beach Island bed and breakfast stay. Two closets and a chest of drawers offer ample storage space for longer stays. Includes a comfortable reading chair and a table and two chairs provide a sitting area overlooking the water. A mini-fridge and microwave make the room complete for those who like to settle in. This cozy room is also equipped with its own whisper quiet A/C unit and features a lovely tropical summer decor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

on the Barnegat Bay, Island, Oceanfront, Small town


Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Exit 63 of the Garden State Parkway to Route 72 East. Follow Route 72 East until it ends. Turn left onto Long Beach Blvd. Follow for 9 miles north to Barnegat Light. Turn left at the 2nd blinking yellow light. (10th Street) Follow one block. Make right onto Bayview Ave. Follow two blocks to 8th Street. The Sand Castle is on your right at corner of 8th & Bayview.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Viking Village, Barnegat Light Museum, Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, Boating on the Barnegat Bay, Atlantic Ocean and sugar sweet sandy beaches, Golf Courses nearby, off Island, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, VCR, Videos, Wet bar , some rooms with private porch, beach chairs, umbrella, towels & badges, bicycles, exercise room, rooftop deck for sunset viewing

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, parasailing, eco tours by boat, sunset cruise, art and antique shows, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking on premises
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Children must be 16 or older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No pets permitted
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights weekends & high season, 3 nights holidays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: a 50% deposit is required to confirm a deposit
  • Cancellations: Because of the limited availability of rooms, last minute cancellations affect us significantly. Your deposit will be refunded less a 10% bookkeeping charge if 15 days notice is provided. If less than 15 days notice, deposit will be refunded (less 10% bookkeeping charge) ONLY if the room is re-rented for the entire length of your stay. Management is not responsible for illness or inclement weather. If renting more than 2 rooms,longer notification for cancelling is required.
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Nancy Gallimore

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About the innkeepers

Nancy loves to fly around in her Cessna when time pemits and enjoys exotic travel during winter months to pursue her enjoyment of wildlife photography.

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sumptuous full

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Nancy's Home made Scones

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