About the Seashell Resort
In 1960, Jack Hughes, an accountant from Philadelphia along with a group of investors purchased the Sea Shell Motel. Jack moved his wife Nancy and their young family from their summer home in Cape May and relocated to Beach Haven for the summer season. Over the next few years Mr. Hughes bought out the original investors and continued to operate the Sea Shell along with wife and children.
In 1992, Jack and Nancy sold the Sea Shell to sons Tom & John, who along with their wives Sherry and Susan and their children continued the family tradition. Over the next two decades Tom, Sherry, John and Susan made many positive changes, turning the Sea Shell from a sleepy summer time motel, into a full service resort and banquet facility. Tom, Sherry and their daughters Jaimee and Brittany continue to realize the dream of providing a superior resort experience to their summer vacationers.
Hey Sandy, we were a little shaken…not stirred.Tom Hughes, Owner/Operator
On October 29, 2013, Superstorm Sandy leveled the Sea Shell. The entire first floor was decimated. The storm’s waves crashed through the oceanfront windows and took everything out the front door with it. With a determined crew of Sea Shell employees and several amazing contractors, we worked day and night to rebuild.
On April 18, 2013 we reopened. Once again the Sea Shell has redefined itself and with the addition of “10 South”, our new martini lounge and wine bar and "Long Bar Sushi", our new oceanfront sushi bar. We are proud to offer our guests the best hospitality, entertainment and culinary experience available on Long Beach Island. To our wonderful employees who worked so hard to bring the Sea Shell back from the brink of destruction, thank you. To our loyal customers and friends, welcome back.
Resort Managersa family operation since 1960
Tom & Sherry HughesOwners/Operators
Tom & Sherry Hughes have grown and developed this business from the ground up, since they took it over in 1992. They have spent their lives transforming this tropical oasis into what it is today. Many places become content year after year and just get comfortable with what they have or offer, but the Hughes’ make it their point each year to add something new that will keep the customers coming back!
Jaimee Hughes BoyleManager/Wedding Planner
Jaimee has been with the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club since 1999 and has held nearly every role in our operation since. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. After college, Jaimee rejoined her family business and has assumed the role of Resort Manager & on-site Wedding Planner.
Brittany Hughes SolonManager/Wedding Planner
Brittany has been with the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club since 2001 and like her sister, has also held nearly every role in our operation. Brittany graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. After college, Brittany joined her sister in managing the resort & the wedding planning.