Things To Do At The Bentley Inn
There are so many things to do and places to go that we can't possibly list them all. Bay Head and surrounding areas offer literally hundreds of specialty stores, antique shops, auction houses, galleries, chain stores & malls. All manner of water sports are available, plus biking and birding.
Relax on the porch We have over 125 feet of covered porches at the Inn. Get lost in a book, enjoy a glass of your favorite beverage, nap or just sit back and enjoy the ocean breeze.
A leisurely stroll on the beach Our white sandy beach welcomes the deep blue Atlantic Ocean with crashing applause while large shingled Victorian homes overlook the grassy dunes. Always clean, never crowded and just 3 houses away from the Inn.
A relaxing ride on one of our bicycles through our quaint "New Englandesque" town.
Massage: Enjoy a relaxing massage (by appointment) at one of the establishments below.
• Therapeutic Touch in Bay HeadMassage available with advance notice here at the inn (in the off season). 732-892-9589
• The Sea Spa in Point Pleasant Beach
Monmouth Mall New Jersey's fifth largest shopping center, is just off the Garden State Parkway at Exit 105 and can also be accessed via Routes 18, 35 and 36.
Bay Head Historical Society Museum Serving Bay Head, Mantoloking and Loveland town
New Jersey Museum Of Boating At Johnson Brothers Marina
Toms River Seaport Society Maritime Museum
Antiquing Several antique shops right in town and many more within a short drive of the Inn.
The following are in Point Pleasant Beach
Berry Picking From mid June till frost at Emery's Berry Patch. Organic U-Pick and packed blueberries, raspberries, pumpkins, vegetable and herbs. 609-758-8514 Emery's Berry Patch
Shopping Plenty of shops in Bay Head and nearby Point Pleasant. Major chain stores in Bricktown and Ocean County Mall is just 20 minutes away. Outlet shopping in Jackson Township
Movies at Loews Theatre in Bricktown Loew's timetable
Amusements: Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk offers all sorts of rides for the kids, arcades, games, food & recreation. (Arcade open all year round) www.jenkinsons.com
Amusements: The Casino Pier at Seaside Heights features over 40 rides imported from all over the world, games, entertainment. www.casinopiernj.com
Amusements: Six Flags Great Adventure Amusement Park with the largest collections of roller coasters in the world. Just 30 minutes from the Inn Great Adventure
Six Flags Wild Safari is the world's largest drive-thru Safari outside Africa. As you travel through the 350-acre preserve, you'll encounter more than 1,200 animals from six continents roaming freely. Get up close to zebras, elephants, rhinos, and tigers on your 4.5-mile voyage. Safari
Jenkinson's Aquarium open year round. Exhibits such as Atlantic sharks, Pacific sharks, coral reefs, penguins, alligators and seals give you the opportunity to get up close to animals from around the globe. Another attraction, the touch tank, allows visitors to touch live animals ranging from a sea star to a juvenile shark! www.jenkinsons.com/aquarium
Casino Pier Breakwater Beach (formerly Waterworks water slides): This family oriented park is newly renovated and has many new attractions! The Family Play Section is a totally interactive multi-level area for everyone from 3 to 103. With our water slides you will find a different experience with each twist and turn. Also, with hundreds of interactive play elements and dancing fountains you will not stay dry for long. All while having fun with your family and creating life long memories. Waterslides
River Boat Cruises: The River Belle & River Queen are replicas of Mississippi Riverboats. With mahogany decks, varnished interior, and a view to die for, they offer an unparalleled atmosphere for sightseeing, dining, or dancing the day or night away. All cruises take place on the calm inland waters of the Manasquan & Metedeconk Rivers, the Point Pleasant Canal and the Barnegat Bay. www.riverboattour.com
Manasquan Water Taxi: The Water Taxi has a variety of services which include weekend restaurant and bar hopping. In addition, The Manasquan River Water Taxi runs non-stop service between the best restaurant and entertainment hot spots on the Manasquan River in Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, and Brielle New Jersey. http://www.manasquanwatertaxi.com/
Fishing & Whale Watching: Party and charter boats in Point Pleasant Beach, Brielle and Manasquan offer all types of fishing. Surf fishing on local beaches. Small boat rentals.
Jet Ski, Kayak & Pedal Boat Rentals
Para Sailing: Point Pleasant Parasail Oceanfront flights are a combination of an off shore powerboat ride, parachuting, ballooning, sailing and gliding. Point Pleasant Parasail has flown people from age 2 to 96. Take off from land and land on the flight deck. 35 Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach 732-714-2359
Sailing: Seaside Sailing Company Sit back and enjoy the sights while basking in the warm summer sunshine or, lend a hand as "crew" and learn the ropes while you take the wheel.
Kokomo Charters Captain John & 1st Mate Hallie invite you to join them for fun filled sail. Our 42' center cockpit yacht provides luxury and comfort no matter the weather. Take the wheel, learn about sailing or just lay back and enjoy the warm sunshine and beautiful sights from our deck or in the comfort of our shaded cockpit.
The Sea Blaster takes you on an hour ride along the Jersey coastline: The custom designed Sea Blaster Speedboat is 70 foot long and is USCG approved to carry 100 passengers. The ride can sometimes be wet, so dress accordingly! Dolphin sightings are common during summer months, so get ready with your camera as we stop and watch the dolphins play! www.seablaster.com
Jersey Shore Charters: provides day cruises including fireworks, dinner, cocktail cruises, Atlantic City trips, Bed and Breakfast overnight stays or just plain fun on the water. The ultra comfortable 'Egg Me On' is at your service. www.jerseyshorecharters.com
Golf: Public courses within 1/2 hour of the Inn
Exercise: Both locations take walk-in's
• 1. Meridian Health Fitness Center in Point Pleasant Beach
• 2. Premier Fitness in Point Pleasant Beach
Birding Our saltwater Twilight Lake is home to a wide variety of migratory and local feathered friends. See the links below for many more natural areas
Parks: All the information you need about Ocean County park facilities, from directions to our parks to telephone numbers; from picnics to pontoon boats, swimming to soccer; and much more! www.co.ocean.nj.us/parks/default.htm
Lighthouse: The historic lighthouse in Sea Girt hosts guided tours every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm throughout the summer. www.seagirtlighthouse.com 732-974-0514
Allaire Historic Village celebrates the life and times of James P. Allaire's Howell Iron Works Company, a major industrial center in the 1830s. Located in Wall Township, this 19th century village consists of a working blacksmith shop, carpenter shop, general store, bakery, church, enameling building, carriage house, row houses, and other dwellings. Numerous special events and educational programs are offered at the village year round. Stroll the streets of this living history museum, tour the historic buildings, explore the retail shops and observe master craftsmen demonstrate their age-old trade. www.allairevillage.org
Manasquan Reservoir/Park: this park features guided boat tours, fishing, a 5-mile perimeter trail and ice-skating. In addition, kayaks and rowboats are available for rent. Reservoir Website
Wall Speedway Auto Racing Wall Twsp. 732-681-6400
New Egypt Speedway Dirt Track New Egypt 609-758-1900
Freehold Raceway Horse Racing Freehold 732-462-3800
Monmouth Park Horse Racing Oceanport 732-222-5100
Cream Ridge Winery About 40 minutes from the Inn
Jenkinson's Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-0569
Martel's Tiki Bar Point Pleasant Beach 732-892-0131
The Parker House Sea Girt 732-449-0442
Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-3900
Paint Your Own Pottery:
Git' Fired Up Pottery Point Pleasant Beach 732-892-7259, A fun way to spend a rainy day for kids and adults.
The Bentley Inn
Bay Head, New Jersey (NJ) 08742
Toll Free: 866-423-6853