4.5
Very Good 66 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Spend post-beach evenings unwinding on the large, shared wraparound porch
  • The hotel is just 200 steps away from the Atlantic Ocean, so it’s easy to run back for provisions
  • The hotel’s patio has grills available for guests to use; unwind post-beach by throwing some dogs or patties on the barbecue

What To Know

  • Free WiFi
  • All rooms come with small refrigerators and microwaves, ideal for beach provisions
  • Request studio number 10 for some of the best views: Bicentennial Park is to the north, the sunset to the west, and the ocean to the east

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
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Overview

Rehabbed Jersey Shore Victorian mansion turned boutique hotel just a one-minute walk from the beach

The Lowdown

This eclectic 10-room boutique hotel on Long Beach Island has all the Jersey Shore perks — beach access, fine white sand — without the party crowd you find elsewhere along the state’s shoreline. Settle into one of the studios, which are outfitted with microwaves and mini-fridges (perfect for stashing beach snacks and drinks), or upgrade to a Two-Room Suite; the spacious digs sleep up to six and feature full-size kitchens. The decor throughout the property is decidedly beachy — aqua and orange linens, whitewashed patio furniture, fresh flowers — but each room has its own distinct style. You’ll find surf art and partial ocean views in Rooms Six and Seven, and earth tones with pops of red in Four. No need to do all your cooking in your in-room kitchen, either. The hotel’s patio has grills available for guests to use; unwind post-beach by grilling your dinner and curling up with a book on the enclosed wraparound porch.

In the Area

Long Beach Island’s 18 miles of fine white sand are just 200 steps from Windward at the Beach, making it easy to run back to the hotel for provisions (and bathroom breaks). Active types can arrange a surfing lesson through South End Surf ’n’ Paddle; lessons take advantage of both the bay and the ocean, giving newbies a chance to get their bearings on flat water before catching that first break. Or you can rent a jet ski or kayak from Polly’s Dock and cruise all the way around the island. For a kitschy break from the beach, head to Fantasy Island Amusement Park (which has an elaborate turn-of-the-century-style carousel) or book a sunset cruise aboard the Black Pearl. The pirate ship sails around Little Egg Harbor for an hour — and it’s fully stocked with grog.

How to Get There

Windward at the Beach
200 S Atlantic Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008 United States

Reviews

Great location
Karen1934

We've been to LBI many, many times and normally rent a house for a week. But this time we were only going for 3 nights. Windward was perfect - great location, we liked outdoor patio and porch area. Our room was a great size for 2 adults, 1 child. It was nice to have a kitchen. The bathroom was a little small but we used the outdoor showers which were large so it didn't matter. Highly recommend.

Great Vibe
TA020908

This was our 3rd stay at Windward-Tammie and Chris greeted us warmly after missing a few summers.

You can walk everywhere you need to go while you’re here-no need to move your car once you find a coveted parking space.

Grocery, pharmacy, breakfast, lunch, dinner-you can walk or bike. Bringing, or renting, a bike is a great transportation option.

Super clean room-staff freshens the room each day for you-opportunity for outside shower after spending your checkout day at the beach.

We’ll be back for sure.

Central location
JCHBB

Staff were friendly especially Katie. Room was small but clean. Negatives were the bed was uncomfortable and the only chair in the room was so low - good height for a child but not an adult. We walked to everything so the location was convenient.