Sand Castle seemed like a charming New England Inn to me..... one where the owner is an interesting person, and also is interested in you as her guest. The 'other Nancy,' who we met in the breakfast area, was delightful as well. We enjoyed our room, Egret's Landing. It was fun having a drink on own porch with a view out to bay. We also thought it was convenient having an outside entrance directly from the room.
The breakfast was outstanding! And don't miss having a scone even though you have plenty to eat without it! It was the best scone I have had since I was in Scotland.
Sand Castle's location in Barnegat LIght is great...close to the lighthouse, restaurants and a 'shortish' walk to a beautiful beach.