Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, Barnegat Light

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Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is located on the northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. The area where the lighthouse stands was regarded as one of the most important navigational points for ships bound to and from New York Harbor. The ships were dependent upon the Barnegat Lighthouse to avoid the shoals extending from the shoreline. The swift currents, shifting sandbars, and offshore shoals challenged the skills of even the most experienced sailors. The park is included as a maritime site on the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.Barnegat LighthouseWith a panoramic view of the Island Beach, Barnegat Bay, and Long Beach Island, the lighthouse is a popular tourist site. The lighthouse is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather permitting).FishingSaltwater fish can be caught along the bulkhead next to the picnic area. These fish include striped bass, bluefish, weakfish, summer flounder, tautog, winter flounder, and black sea bass. Access for the handicapped is available.
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  • Nice to see, historical, nice walkway overlooking the bay/ocean to fish from. Lighthouse should be free to enter but I guess they need money to upkeep it.  more »
  • This isn't a destination to travel across the country for but, if you are in the area it is a fun stop to while away a couple hours. You can walk the jetty, re-arrange stones in the park, climb the li...  more »
  • Beautiful trip to the Lighthouse, you can climb all the way up to the top & take beautiful pictures. If you like to walk , you should not miss it.a sight to go and see  more »
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  • Great State park. Full access to the lighthouse is just $3. The volunteer staff is awesome. Leave the dog home, this area is in a natural state and is home to a robust tick population.
  • Lovely area to walk around or fish! Smells like the ocean and is lovely to just sit at and hang out also!
  • A nice quiet spot to fish. Excellent view of the ocean. Great for pictures.
  • A true blue Jersey beauty! Park around the area is small but quaint, and the views from the top of the lighthouse are incredible. Surrounding town is also a clean cut shore town
  • Nice, well worth a visit, and great exercise going up and down. Spectacular view. If you like lighthouses, come visit. Windy.