Windward at the Beach
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
- Free WiFi
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
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.
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.
This was my first time in LBI, and I had a great time. The Windward was located right next to the beach! The only problem was parking. The room was nice, I just wish the bathroom was a little bigger! The staff was wonderful, I left something behind in the room, and they called us immediately.