Blue Water Development Acquires Drifting Sands Motel in New Jersey

OCEAN CITY, Md. (June 20, 2017) – Blue Water Development, a real estate developer specializing in commercial and hospitality properties, announced today the acquisition of the beachfront Drifting Sands Motel in Ship Bottom, New Jersey. This is the corporation’s first New Jersey property.

Located directly at the end of the Long Beach Island gateway heading into the Jersey shore, the motel’s premier location is in the heart of quiet, secluded Ship Bottom. The Drifting Sands is a 100-room oceanfront, family-friendly facility within walking distance from shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

Suitable for business and leisure, the motel offers free high-speed Internet, free beach passes, beach chairs and umbrellas for rental, and private balconies overlooking the ocean. The only public accommodations in its immediate area, the Drifting Sands is perfect for weddings held at the Bonnet Island Estate, Stateroom at Long Beach Island, and other nearby venues.

“We’re excited to expand the Blue Water family into New Jersey through the charming addition of the Drifting Sands,” said Todd Burbage, Blue Water co-owner. “It’s a traveler’s dream as the Long Beach Island gateway drops you off right at the property—no navigating required. It’s a wonderful choice for families seeking a quiet beachfront vacation with easy access to all the Jersey Shore has to offer. We knew it was a gem as soon as we saw it.”

The Drifting Sands is located at 119 E 9th Street in Ship Bottom, New Jersey. For reservations, call 609-494-1123 or visit Visitors will soon enjoy an updated and streamlined online reservation system.

About Blue Water Development Founded by Jack and Todd Burbage in 2002, Blue Water Development is a real estate developer specializing in commercial and hospitality properties operating mainly in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Blue Water’s diverse portfolio includes three luxury RV resort properties: The Resort at Massey’s Landing in Millsboro, Del., KOA – Chincoteague Island in Chincoteague, Va., and Sunset Beach RV Resort in Cape Charles, Va.; four hotels: Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, The Commander Hotel in Ocean City, Md., Aloft Hotel in Ocean City, Md., and Fairfield Inn & Suites on Chincoteague Island; and three recreational venues: Blue Water Golf, Maui Jacks Waterpark in Chincoteague, Va., and Sea Rocket in Ocean City, Md.

Raising the bar in the real estate industry, Blue Water has earned a stellar reputation for its commitment and dedication to the development and constant improvement of superior properties known for their sophisticated designs, gracious floor plans and superior amenities. For more information visit