119 E 9th St

Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

In the heart of Long Beach Island

Oceanfront and Oceanside Rooms

Open all year round!

or call 609-494-1123


  • Danielle

    Valley Cottage, New York

    We love the Drifting Sands so much that we have returned every year since we first stayed six years ago. It is by far the best place to stay on the island. The location is outstanding, after entering LBI just drive straight to the OCEAN!!! That's right...the Drifting Sands is a BEACH FRONT hotel. There are also many rooms with balconies and exquisite ocean views. In addition, the hotel is centrally located which allows you to travel the island with ease. Upon arrival at the hotel, you are always greeted by a friendly and extremely accommodating staff member. Also, the rooms are spotless and remain spotless throughout your entire stay. The Drifting Sands is great for a couples get away, family vacations and for LBI weddings. This is our FAVORITE place to stay in LBI, we are positive it will be yours too!!

  • Sammi

    Bergen County, New Jersey

    Our family has stayed at this motel time and time again for one simple reason, it does not get any better than this at the Jersey Shore. Regardless of which room you choose, they are all on the ocean and merely a few feet to the beach. There is complimentary coffee, bagels and fruit each morning in the lobby. Forget about having to pack umbrellas and chairs because this motel provides them for a mere $5.00 per day and the cabana boy sets it all up for you on the beach. At night they employ a watchman who patrols the grounds ensuring there is no late night partying so that everyone can sleep peacefully. Perfect location, clean, friendly staff. You cannot ask for more at the Jersey Shore.

  • Jay

    Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

    I have been staying at the Drifting Sands for over five years . I am a businessman who loves to fish and I bring my customers to LBI for chartered fishing trips. I stay an average of 40 nights a year spring through fall at the Drifting Sands. The service, staff, and security are top notch and make me feel like family. The rooms are well maintained and very clean. I would highly recommend the Drifting Sands to all.

  • Buffy

    Hartford, Connecticut

    We love the Drifting Sands. We have stayed here several times, and we will come back every time we visit LBI. The oceanfront rooms have beautiful views. They are clean and spacious. The office was very friendly and helpful. In fact, we left our camera in our room. We were called and the camera was sent back without a charge. Not all places have this type of service.

  • Janice

    Palmerton, Pennsylvania

    We've been staying at different places on the island for years now but didn't know about this one. We found it after staying two summers ago and made plans to stay last year. It was perfect for all of our needs! We wanted a place where we could cook our own meals.  They had a very nice efficiency on the second floor where we could see the ocean from our balcony. It was clean and the staff was very friendly. We like the location and had so many safe places to ride our bikes.

  • Anthony J

    Long Branch, New Jersey

    The Drifting Sands has it all. Extremely friendly staff, clean rooms, awesome view for a great price.. Perfect location right on the beach and at the center of all long beach island has to offer. Wake up to the beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. You cannot get any better than this.

  • Kathleen

    Airmont, New York

    Our summer weekend visit to this lovely clean ocean front motel has been a repeat on our summer things to do. We love the convenient location and the courteous staff, the surprise weekend continental breakfast . We go back knowing we won't be disappointed.

  • Danielle

    Alexandria, VA

    Love the ocean front suite. Great spa tub overlooking the ocean. Great windows in bathroom over the tub. My favorite winter getaway!!! The room is quaint & clean.

  • Tony

    Albany, NY

    The place is perfect in every way: Located in the center of LBI, the proximity to the beach, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, and drug stores. The motel is on the beach with an incredible view of the ocean. They keep the property pristine, the rooms were a perfect size for my family, and we felt safe and secure. How fortunate were we to stumble upon the place which made our vacation the perfect getaway.