The Windrift Hotel & New Jersey Shore Photography
We found the perfect location right on the beach at the Windrift Hotel in Avalon, New Jersey. This is just a short ride to the East Poing Lighthouse,, a top ten Milky Way photography hot spot on the east coast. You can also do milky way photography right on the beach in Avalon and Stone Harbor, New Jersey. This is one of the very few places that you can see the Milky Way in the dark skies of New Jersey.
When you stay at The Windrift Hotel, it is a central photography base location; it is a comfortable journey to the East Point Lighthouse and many other Photography Locations. It is just a short ride to The Cape May Zoo. This area is one of the very few places in New Jersey where you can do Milky Way photography. It’s very low on the light pollution scale. There is plenty to see and do during the day, and just steps outside your hotel room, to shoot the Milky Way.
This is what you can do on the beach near The Windrift Hotel.
When you stay at The Windrift Hotel, You can go right on this beach at night and do Milky Way Photography!
Check out this image by Milky Way Mike Versprill, one of the best Milky Way photographers in the universe. You can purchase his work at Fine Art America.
You can also book a room at the Windrift and do your own Milky Way photography. Be sure to read our Milky Way Photography How To Pages if you are new to Milky Way Photography. You have to be sure to come when the conditions are ideal between April and October during the new moon or the week before.
Impeccable Service and Serene Upscale Zen-like Atmosphere at the Windrift Hotel
When you enter the front entrance to the hotel you are immediately met with a zen-like atmosphere. With its earth tones and a mix of nature and modern, you will feel right at home. The service is extremely swift, polite, friendly, and professional. We recommend the ocean view rooms if you can get one. You should book in advance because in this type of hotel right with great prices located right on the beach with immaculate rooms surely go fast.
Dining at the Windrift
Families appreciate the casual setting while couples enjoy intimacy. Whether you want a romantic dinner, a casual evening with friends, or a chance to kick up your heels, you’ll find just the right place at Windrift in Avalon.
Breakfast served 7:30-11:30 AM Saturday and Sunday; Dinner served 5:30 PM Friday and Saturday.
Proper dinner attire is appreciated in Restaurant 105. While jackets are not required, they request that guests refrain from wearing baseball hats, tank tops, and any clothes with rips, holes, or tears.
The only bags we use! That should say it all.
New Jersey Photography Lessons
Photography Tours & Workshops, USA & Canada
Park and Area Information:
East Point Lighthouse: – NO FEE
- $28 Season
- $12 Weekly
- $6 Daily
- $23 Season (purchased on or before May 31)
Avalon beach tags are honored for access to Stone Harbor beaches, and Stone Harbor beach tags are honored for access to Avalon beaches.
Permits are effective September 15th until March 31st. The fee is $40.
This Hotel offers you everything you need with a location directly on the beach. It has a fabulous pool, immaculate rooms, great management, and a superb atmosphere. Look no further. We highly recommend you stay here!
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