The Inn At The Shore

301 Fourth Avenue, Belmar, New Jersey 07719
Innkeeper(s): Tom & Rosemary Volker
  • Introduction

    Circa 1880 victorian seashore family friendly inn within walking distance of beach, riverwalk, lake and marina. Several rooms have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and tv/vcr. Large living room with fieldstone fireplace and dining room with individual seating where full breakfast is served.

    The Inn At The Shore - Belmar, New JerseyThe Inn at the Shore is located within sight of the Atlantic Ocean and Belmar's wide beautiful beaches and boardwalk, and steps away from serene Silver Lake, home of the first flock of swans bred in America.

    The Inn is 55 miles from New York City, Philadelphia and Atlantic City, and 20 miles from Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park. Belmar can be easily reached by car, NJ Transit trains or NY Port Authority buses.

    A charming Victorian home built Circa 1880, the Inn has been owned by Rosemary and Tom Volker since 1994. The Inn is cheerfully decorated with Victorian antiques (and not-so-antiques), floral fabrics and wall-coverings, ruffled curtains and quilts, teddy bears and angels!

    Guests love relaxing in our antique rocking chairs and gliders on our nostalgic wraparound porch drifting back to the seashore of yesteryear or lounging in their living room with entertainment center and fieldstone fireplace, a cozy area to watch a video from our collection, or listen to soothing music while reading a novel from our library.

    The Inn is ideal for small weddings, showers, retreats, family reunions, business meetings, weekly card clubs, etc. Ask about special group rates!

    Rosemary and I will do our best to make your home away from home a peaceful and refreshing experience.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Tom and Rosemary Volker for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most travelers visit us because we are cozy, friendly and romantic. Most people come for getaway or to visit friends.

    What are you best known for?   What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for seashore access, wraparound porch, and a relaxed atmosphere.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Seashore access.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Friendly hosts.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best kept secret is that you can walk to everything including many great restaurants.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Lie on the beach, walk boardwalk, riverwalk or lakes, play golf, parasail, fish from jetties or party boats.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Everything is within walking distance.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Kleins Waterside Cafe and sushi bar

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? or download the belmar ap.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 11 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets. There is a lady in Belmar who will lodge them or a vet will lodge them.


  • How to Find Us


    • Garden State Parkway to Exit 98
    • Route 138 East to Route 35 North
    • At 5th traffic light turn right on 8th Avenue
    • Follow to end, turn left on Ocean Avenue
    • Proceed to Fourth Avenue, turn left and you'll find the Inn on the left, two blocks from the beach
    • Traveling north on the NJ Turnpike, take Exit 7A to Route 195 East
    • Traveling south on the NJ Turnpike take Exit 11 to the Garden State Parkway and continue as above