Property at a Glance: Starlight Motel & Luxury Suites
Starlight Motel & Luxury Suites is a casual getaway in the heart of the Jersey Shore. The property features motel- and suite-style accommodations as well as an outdoor courtyard outfitted with heated pool, barbecue grills, and patio furniture. Better yet: guests are just a 5-minute walk from the community’s white-sand beaches.
- Luxury suites with full kitchens featuring quartz countertops, stovetops, dishwashers, and full-size refrigerators and microwaves
- Award winner: Starlight Motel & Luxury Suites won TripAdvisor’s Award of Excellence in 2013.
- BYO: beach towels, beach chairs, and blow-dryers
Ortley Beach, New Jersey: Family-Friendly Fun Along the Jersey Shore
Pretty much everything in Ortley Beach is within walking distance—it’s less than a square-mile in total area. Set on a long, thin peninsula along the Jersey Shore, the community has a pair of white-sand beaches, dubbed Ortley Beach, which are popular warm-weather hangouts. Both are staffed with lifeguards; each require paid beach badges during high season (June 16 through Labor Day).
Seaside Heights Boardwalk is also worth a visit. The mile-long boardwalk picks up just south of the beach and features plenty of family-friendly activities, including carnival games and rides at Funtown Pier. Head further south and you’ll run into Island Beach State Park, home to miles of white-sand beaches as well as hiking and biking paths and large populations of shorebirds. You might even spot the occasional endangered piping plover along the park’s undeveloped beaches and dunes.