The Bentley Inn Bed and Breakfast on the Atlantic Ocean in Bay Head New Jersey NJ provides lodging and accommodations in the Jersey Shore area of  New Jersey, near Atlantic City, close to New York City, Philadelphia, Wilmington DE, Princeton  
A Bed and Breakfast just 3 houses from the Atlantic Ocean
ERSEY       "Open Year Round"


Things To Do At The Bentley Inn 

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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. 

Treasure Hunting:  We supply you with the metal detectors and digging tools to scan the beaches for lost treasures.

Massage:  Enjoy a relaxing massage (by appointment) at one of the establishments below.

·       Therapeutic Touch in Bay Head

                     Massage available with advance notice here at the inn (in the off season).  732-892-9589

·       The Sea Spa in Point Pleasant Beach 

Shopping:  Bay Head's quaint shops are diverse and interesting Bay Head Shoppes

                   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.

  • Cobwebs:  Bridge Ave,  Bay Head,  732-892-8005

  • Fables:  410 Main Ave,  Bay Head,  732-899-36334

  • Found Things  89 Bridge Ave,  Bay Head  732-899-7690

The following are in Point Pleasant Beach

  • Point Pavilion Antique Centre  608 Arnold Ave,  732-899-6300

  • Classy Collectables  633 Arnold Ave,  732-714-0957

  • Ambiance Antiques  707 Arnold Ave,  732-295-9202

  • Concepts I Auction House  1125 Arnold Ave,  732-892-6040

  • La Sirena  511 Bay Ave,  Point Pleasant Beach  732-899-9303

  • Antiques On Bay  513 Bay Ave,  732-295-4113

  • Treasure House Gifts  601 Bay Ave,  732-892-7200

  • Pleasant Times  626 Bay Ave,  732-295-0005

  • Fond Memories  628 Bay Ave,  732-892-1917

  • Antique Emporium  Bay & Trenton Ave,  732-892-2222

  • Vincent Michael & Co.  614 Trenton Ave,  73-701-0255

  • Point Pleasant Galleries  626 Ocean Ave,  732-892-2217

  • Sidney Lehrer Antiques & Decorations  420 Richmond Ave (Route 35 South)  732-899-8949

  • Shore Antique Center  300 Route 35 North (near Broadway)  732-295-5771

Art Galleries  We have 3 fine art galleries in town:  Anchor And PaletteArtisan’s Galleria and Gull Studios Art Gallery

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


  • Algonquin Arts Theatre A wide range of dramatic and musical theatre in Manasquan

  • The Historic Strand Theatre A variety of shows featuring tip entertainers, play, musicals and concerts.  A beautifully restored turn of the century theatre in Lakewood

Amusements:  Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk offers all sorts of rides for the kids, arcades, games, food & recreation. (Arcade open all year round)

Amusements: The Casino Pier at Seaside Heights features over 40 rides imported from all over the world, games, entertainment.

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!

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.

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.

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.

            Pleasure Cruises  Captain Christian Neilson's cruises include Bay cruises, dinner cruises, fireworks cruises, New York City sightseeing and more. 609-933-8353,

Scuba Diving: 

  • Divers Two  Belmar 732-776-7755

  • Underwater Discovery  Toms River  732-270-9100

  • New Jersey Shipwreck Diving Welcome to  A site to promote scuba diving in New Jersey.

  • Aardvark Scuba   We offer skin diving and scuba training from the basic level through to the technical and leadership level.

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!

Lighthouse:   The historic lighthouse in Sea Girt hosts guided tours every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm throughout the summer. 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.

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

 New Jersey Museum Of Boating  Johnson Brothers Boat Works, 1800 Bay ve., Building 12, Point Pleasant 732-859-4767 Museum Of Boating


Night Life:

    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.


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The Bentley Inn   
Bed and Breakfast
694 Main Avenue

Bay Head, New Jersey (NJ) 08742

Telephone: 732-892-9589

Toll Free: 866-423-6853



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