by Amanda Norcross
The White Whale Motel is a budget-friendly, no-frills motel for families visiting Barnegat Light, New Jersey, located on Long Beach Island. It’s close to local attractions including Barnegat Light, restaurants, and of course, the beach. Onsite perks include free Wi-Fi, complimentary beach tags (there’s a charge in July and August otherwise), and use of grills.
Our Editor Loves
- Budget-friendly rates
- Complimentary beach tags
- Close to area locations
- Free Wi-Fi
This place feels like is should be on Highway 1 in California. Its a cute little motel ma and pa motel. The rooms are clean and great for the price (adjusted for LBI prices). We wanted to stay an extra day after a week-long trip to LBI. This was one of the few motels that did not require a minimum two-night stay. The location is perfect for us because that is where we love to be. You have How You Brewing, Kobels, Old Barney, Daymark, The Islander, Whites Market, Poppys, Zion Lutheran and Mustache Bills all a short walk from the motel which are basically the only places we go.
The room was clean, but walls are paper thin. We were in a downstairs room. We woke up at 7am with sounds from next room of a bed scraping against the wall from couple engaging in "bedroom" activities. After that stopped (about 30 mins), the upstairs occupants started thumping back and forth for another hour. It sounded like a herd of elephants.