Local Attractions


  Jersey Shore Beaches:

Trail to the beachEscape the Ordinary! The beach is a year-round destination for many of the visitors to the Ocean County area. The Inn is nestled in the quaint downtown of Toms River which is ten miles from many of Ocean County’s most beautiful beaches. The Inn provides complimentary chairs, towels and a beach bag to guests planning a trip to area beaches such as Lavallette, Ortley and Seaside Park. The area beaches offer charming downtowns, boutiques, boating and fishing, and eclectic waterfront dining. Whether it’s warm or cool, you will find many activities for any lifestyle throughout the year at the Jersey Shore. Your trip to the Jersey Shore from the Inn will include crossing an area landmark known as the “Mathis Bridge”, which was dedicated to the original owner of 600 Main in 1950. The Bed & Breakfast offers luxury accommodations for Jersey Shore visitors while they make memories at the Jersey Shore that will last a life time. For a detailed calendar of events including festivals, concerts and family events, visit the Ocean County website for Tourism at www.OceanCountyTourism.com or call 1-800-ENJOY33 to receive a copy of Explore Ocean County-Travel Guide.
  Downtown Toms River:

The Historic Mathis House, known as 600 Main, is nestled in the heart of Downtown Toms River. The downtown is within walking distance to antique shops, variety boutiques, outdoor bistros, museums, theaters and a waterfront restaurant that offers live entertainment. The Downtown Improvement District offers visitors an annual calendar of events that includes a Farmers’ Market, trolley rides, Cruisin’ Downtown Antique Car Shows, Chili Festival, Harvest Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, and Summer in the Streets. As you walk the downtown of Toms River you will discover the quaint Main Street living that America was built on. Enjoy the sunset from the Huddy Park on the Toms River or enjoy an evening cruise on the River Lady. For more information and a calendar of events, visit www.downtowntomsriver.com
  Ecotourism in Ocean County:

Ocean County offers access to acres of natural recreational destinations that provide opportunities for outdoor adventures. The Inn is minutes away from Cattus Island, Island Beach State Park and Viking Village. Whether your vacation includes hiking, kayaking, biking, birding, or finding cultural treasures by planning lighthouse & historic landmark tours, the location of the Inn is perfect for your trip. For resources to explore the Ocean County Ecotourism on the Go, visit www.nature.org, www.lighhousecenternj.org , or www.visitnj.org to enjoy a unique vacation experience.
  Maritime Memories:

The Inn is a sailor’s retreat, as the original owner of the Inn was a Master Mariner who sailed around the world and later built his lifetime dream of the magnificent Mathis-Berry Mansion. The Inn is centrally located to dozens of area marinas on the Jersey Coastline. While planning your sailing trip, be sure to visit the Maritime Museums of Downtown Toms River, New Jersey Maritime Museum, and the Tuckerton Seaport. The areas Maritime and Seaport Museums are designed to help visitors discover the Jersey Shore’s unique maritime heritage by preserving the contributions of the baymen that built our history. For more information on planning the perfect sailor’s get-away, visit www.sparkexploreocean.com or email havefun@tomsriverseaport.org
  Wineries & Breweries:

Pour it and they will come! In addition to receiving a complimentary glass of “Main Street” Cabernet at check in, the Inn recommends adding the local wine and brewery tours to your stay. Toms River Brewery, Bacchus Winery, Renault Winery and Laurita Winery are all destination spots to visit in the area. For more information, visit www.njwinetours.com.
  Traveling to America:

In addition to these local activities, the location of the Inn is central for the North East Region of America, for visitors traveling abroad. The Inn is within a one and a half hour (or less) driving distance to major tourist attractions such as New York City, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, and Princeton. Contact your travel agent today to plan your trip to America while enjoying a five-star Bed & Breakfast located in the Garden State of New Jersey. To book your extended stay of five days or more, please email the Innkeeper at Innkeeper@600MainNJ.com for special rates and availability.