Coral Sands Motel – Ocean City, New Jersey

Author: , June 15th, 2017

Coral Sands Motel

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The Coral Sands Motel is an affordable, gay friendly motel in Ocean City, New Jersey.

All of our rooms have either two double beds or one queen, and all rooms have microwave and fridge, some rooms with full kitchen.

We’re just a block to the beach, and easy walking distance from everything in town.

Looking for a place to stay in Ocean City? Check out the Coral Sands Motel.

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Bacchus Inn B&B – Cape May, New Jersey

Author: , May 31st, 2017

Bacchus Inn B&BPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

John & Lisa welcome you to Bacchus Inn, a beautiful sea-side B&B in Cape May’s historic district. We’re close to boutique stores, great dining, and the beach.

Bacchus Inn B&B has two buildings – our cottage and our main house – for a total of thirteen guest rooms. Each of our guest rooms offers in-room a/c and heat, a queen-sized or king-sized bed, and a private bathroom. Some rooms have fireplaces and televisions – please ask when you book your reservation.

We serve guests a full breakfast each morning, and have coffee brewing early in the morning, as well as an afternoon wine and cheese service.

Most rooms also have on-site parking, and bicycles for guest use. We also offer beach chairs and towels for guest use. We also offer wifi internet access to help you keep in touch with friends, family, and work back home.

Bacchus Inn is named after the Roman god of wine, the son of Jupiter who taught man how to cultivate grapevines and how to create wine. Bacchus represents not just wine, but wine’s social and beneficial influences. We’ve carried the wine theme throughout our Victorian inn. Relax with a glass of wine in our Victorian parlor or on our porch, or play a game of billiards with your partner or another guest.

The “Main House” was originally built in 1872 by a local developer as a summer cottage for a prominent Philadelphia milliner. The house retains its historic charm, with a grand dining room and a Victorian parlor. The main house also has an enclosed porch where you can relax in warm or cool weather. There’s also a wide, open porch, where you can relax in a rocking chair.

The main house has nine guestrooms, filled with period antiques and modern amenities, each named for a different wine region, including Bordeaux and Tuscany.

The “Cottage” was originally built in 1878, and has two porches on the ground floor – a front porch with rocking chairs and a side porch with three small cafe tables. There’s also a sun deck on the 3rd floor.

The cottae has four guest rooms, each named after a different wine, including Chardonnay and Zinfandel.

If you’re coming to Cape May for business or pleasure, come stay with us at Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast.

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Serendipity B&B Gay Friendly Ocean City, New Jersey Bed & Breakfast

Author: , October 2nd, 2016

Serendipity B&B

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Welcome to the Serendipity Bed & Breakfast, a year-round oasis by the sea, where you can walk to the beach and the Ocean City Boardwalk, just 1/2 block away!

Serendipity Bed & Breakfast was originally built in 1912, and is completely air conditioned. The inn is full of natural light, with many windows in 6 beautifully decorated rooms. We offer many guest amenities, including cable television, VCR’s, a/c, private (or shared) bathrooms, ceiling fans, hair dryers and clock radios.

We prepare healthy, flavorful meals for our guests, and are happy to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, heart-healthy, and high-protein diets.

Mornings are delightful at Serendipity Bed & Breakfast – you’ll wake to the tantalizing aroma of fresh-brewed coffee and home-baked goods. Enjoy a tasty, healthy breakfast on the garden veranda, or dine in our large dining room with private seating and the morning’s newspaper.

There are many great things to do here in the Ocean City area – we’re just fifteen minutes south of Atlantic City and thirty minutes from Cape May. Here are a few other suggestions for spending time in Ocean City:

  • Rent a bike and explore the island
  • People watch from Serendipity’s front porch
  • See a beautiful Ocean City sunrise
  • Take a ride on the Merry-Go-Round at Gillian’s Wonderland
  • Relax at the beach with an umbrella and a good book
  • Play miniature golf
  • Stroll the Boardwalk
  • Take in the music of the fabulous Ocean City Pops

There are also a number of great attractions in the area, including:

  • Asbury Avenue’s Gallery of Shops
  • Corson’s Inlet State Park
  • Atlantic City’s Shows & Casinos (8 miles)
  • Scenic 40-Mile Ocean Drive
  • Cape May County Park/Zoo
  • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
  • Belleplain State Forest
  • Cold Spring Village
  • Wheaton Village & The Museum of American Glass
  • Batsto Village
  • Somers Mansion

At Serendipity B&B, we run our accommodations as an inn – locking our front door (you have the combination) for guest security. You can come and go as you wish!

We invite you to share the magic of the Ocean City seashore. Come visit us, and unwind at Serendipity.

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Leith Hall B&B – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey

Author: , August 24th, 2016

Leith Hall

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Leith Hall is an elegantly restored 1880’s home in the center of the Victorian historic district featuring full gourmet breakfasts, Ocean views, antiques, and afternoon tea.

Fireplaces, jacuzzis, wraparound porch, period wallpaper and furniture, and a great location.

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Other Gay Beach Towns

Author: , July 31st, 2016

Colonial Beach house

We all love Rehoboth Beach, Del. Fire Island remains a popular and iconic destination for gay beachgoers, especially from the New York area. And Provincetown continues to draw LGBT crowds for its laid-back vibe and welcoming atmosphere.
But if you’re looking for something new, there are gay-friendly beach towns off the beaten path. Here are a few within driving distance of Washington.

Colonial Beach, Va.

Chris Adcock and Ted Tait were drawn to Colonial Beach in 2011 for its reputation as a great boating town. Once docked, they discovered its gay life. For those wanting to skip the fast-paced partying and slow-moving traffic of Rehoboth Beach, Del., Tait and Adcock recommend Virginia’s second-largest beach for its quaint, small-town feel and warm acceptance.

“They’re drastic opposite ends of the spectrum in a good way,” Adcock says. “Rehoboth is the new, modern, clubby younger scene where as Colonial Beach is much more sleepy and neighborhoody. Everybody knows everybody.”

By Selene San Felice and Joey Diguglielmo – Full Story at The Washington Blade

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Gay Travel: Betting on Atlantic City

Author: , August 3rd, 2015

Atlantic City

It hasn’t been an easy couple of years for Atlantic City, the world-famous seaside resort area that hugs the southeastern coast of New Jersey. Headline after headline spelled D.O.O.M in bright casino lighting for the city, but just as the lights began to fade to black, Atlantic City’s resident casinos and population began to pave a new path–with or without gambling.

The death-knell came after casinos began falling like dominos. Probably the biggest shock came after Revel, a $2.4 billion casino, shut its doors. Once seen as the saving grace for the boardwalk and the area’s dying gambling culture, the casino’s ultra-high cost and delayed opening, alleged bad business decisions, and a major lack of community integration/understanding, killed the casino off within two years. This was in addition to the closing of the Showboat Casino Hotel, a 23-year-old hotel; Atlantic Club, a 34-year-old institution; Trump Plaza, a 24-old, though recently renovated property; all of which made headlines spelling the demise of the once-great vacationland. As news spread across the nation, Atlantic City gained a Detroit-like reputation (an analogy used by the city’s openly gay and openly republican mayor, Don Guardian).

In the wake of all these doors closing and the negative press attention, there are things happening now that signal the odds are looking more in favor of Atlantic City. With a new understanding of the changing travel market, the city is focusing its marketing efforts to attract younger patrons as well as LGBT visitors, emphasizing new developments in entertainment, the beach, dining, large events, and an accepting community that’s embracing Atlantic City’s new path.

By Joseph Pedro – Full Story at Passport Magazine | Southern New Jersey Gay Travel Resources

Globetrotter Girls – Beach Day on the Jersey Shore

Author: , July 13th, 2015

Dany - Globetrotter Girls

It’s been months now that I went to a proper beach, and so I was happy to have a visitor in town this week – the perfect excuse for a day trip to the beach! My first instinct was to try a beach I hadn’t been to yet, and people kept recommending Jones Beach and Long Beach on Long Island, but in the end a ferry special for the Sea Streak to Sandy Hook won me over and I decided to return to the Jersey Shore.

I loved Sandy Hook: A blissful beach escape from New York City last year, and while I knew I would be limited this time around since I didn’t have bikes for all of us, I knew what to expect and that we’d have a decent beach – which is not easy to find around here, especially when you’re trying to impress someone who is used to Florida’s gorgeous beaches.

By Dany – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls | New Jersey Gay Travel Resources

Drag Queen Appointed as Atlantic City Tour Ambassador

Author: , March 9th, 2015

Miss RichfieldAtlantic City has revealed its new LGBTI tourism ambassador – the fabulous Miss Richfield 1981. The scantily-clad star will represent the popular destination as she travels America and beyond with her riotous act.

Miss Richfield 1981 – the alter ego of Russ King – has appeared on shows including The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Today, and commonly takes her show on various gay and lesbian cruises and to various vacation hotspots.

Miss Richfield 1981’s appointment follows the inauguration of the city’s first openly gay mayor, Don Guardian, in 2013.

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News | Southern New jersey Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Candlelight Inn, North Wildwood, New Jersey

Author: , February 25th, 2015

Candlelight Inn - North WildwoodPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay friendly bed & breakfast in North Wildwood, New Jersey – Queen Victorian house with 8 rooms in the main house, 2 in the Carriage House.

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Gay Asbury Park, New Jersey

Author: , September 3rd, 2014

Asbury Park, New JerseyGay Asbury Park is a pretty special place. Not your ordinary Jersey Shore town, there’s a quirky and freewheeling spirit here, and a GLBT influence that’s become part of the very fabric of the town. Once one of the great seaside resorts, it fell on hard times in the 1970s, and it was only through the infusion of LGBT creativity, devotion, and money that it became what it is today: a dining destination so good that New Yorkers will come down just to have a meal here, and a music magnet that attracts performers and fans from all over, perhaps hoping to be or see the next Bruce Springsteen, who was a major figure in putting his adopted hometown on the map.

It doesn’t have the glitz of Atlantic City or the cutesy Victorian appeal of nearby Neptune. What it does have is an artistic and independent spirit that constantly surprises, making Asbury (as locals tend to call it) the most interesting and singular town along the Shore. It also has, of course, the Atlantic Ocean and an alluring boardwalk, which is still the primary attraction here. Take some time, though, to explore the rest of the town: this is one city with a thriving life away from the boardwalk. It’s only a little over an hour from New York or Philadelphia, so you can just visit for a day or a long weekend.

Enjoy the unique Asbury spirit, get a major dose of fascinating history, check out several of the alluring restaurants and fun gay nightspots, and, above all, just revel in the proudly idiosyncratic atmosphere. Maybe it’s a stereotype that “the gays come in, and the place improves,” but in Asbury Park any local will tell you that’s what happened, which makes the community here not just “tolerated” but appreciated to the point of reverence. If you take the train in, you’ll see in the Transportation Center a sign from the old Rainbow Room, a popular lesbian hangout from the 1930s to the 1950s. The Historical Society here spent $15,000 to restore and hang this lesbian bar sign in the most public spot possible in the city. Doesn’t that really tell you all you need to know about Asbury Park?

By Rich Rubin – Full Story at Passport Magazine | Central New Jersey Gay Travel Resources