Leave Your Worries Behind When You Take A Day Trip To This Remote Waterfront Restaurant & Inn In New Jersey

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There’s something about the water in summer in New Jersey that just feels like magic – and everyone in the state agrees! We’ve all been there – our perfect waterfront escape in NJ suddenly feels like it’s the state’s biggest party, and while that’s great, it’s definitely not the vibe we’re looking for. That’s why I love to find hidden gem spots on the Jersey Shore, and I found one in the tiny town of Fortescue, This isolated town in the south of the state, surrounded by nature, is home to an amazing historic hotel and restaurant on the banks of Fortescue Beach. That means you can enjoy a stunning meal only feet from the water, while enjoying an incredible view. The best part is, the Charlesworth Hotel and Restaurant is such a well-hidden gem that even during summer, it’s likely to still feel like a peaceful retreat from the big city and crowded beaches not far from here.

Keep an eye out for this sign in quiet Fortescue on the Delaware Bay – it’s your ticket to a unique escape.

Located in a small, historic inn, the Charlesworth Restaurant is the signature restaurant in this region.

Located only feet away from the water, it’s a popular spot when you’re trying to beat the heat.

But don’t expect to walk right in – the restaurant is reservations-only, and after a taste of the food, we can see why.

This is an upscale, fine-dining experience perfect for those who love traditional steak-and-seafood dining with prime ingredients.

But there have been some modern twists added – including beautifully composed dishes like this poke tower appetizer.

The menu changes seasonally, as well – take advantage of the bounty of the season with this stunning blueberry lemon cake with creme anglaise.

No matter what you order, a sunset meal here offers one of the most beautiful views in New Jersey.

Have you dined at the Charlesworth Hotel & Restaurant in Fortescue? What’s your favorite waterfront escape in NJ? Let us know in the comments section! You can see the full menu of the restaurant and make reservations on the Charlesworth Hotel & Restaurant website – they’re currently open Thursday through Sunday for dinner. For the latest specials, follow the Charlesworth Hotel Facebook page for some mouthwatering pictures! While you’re at Fortescue, you can stay at this charming tiny house – or just stay where you are and book a room at the Charlesworth Hotel via Airbnb!