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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  • What's not to like. It's beautiful! I love to climb the stairs because the view is awesome. Also love walking on the path by the water.  more »
  • This is a fun quick trip that involves history, physical activity and a great view. Our family enjoys going once a summer! The souvenir shop nearby is also a fun trip!  more »
  • Great climb and walk along the water. There is a boardwalk and an additional challenging walk on the rocks.  more »
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  • Beautiful lighthouse even in the winter. 10 out of 10 would definitely visit again. Even though the weather was frigid cold, my friend and I enjoyed our evening stroll as we watch the sunset. Also, the area is quite dog friendly. .
  • Visited the lighthouse with my wife. There is a museum with information about local history and changes in the environment. Definitely take in the trip up the lighthouse. There is additionally information about the lighthouse and it's keepers. There are platforms on the way up to stop and rest with windows to take in the view. Once you make it to the top you can walkout on the catwalk and take in a 360 degree view of the surroundings.
  • So much fun climbing to the top. Loved learning all about the tower and lighthouses in general. The view isn't too bad either 😁
  • A great place to come and spend some time on the nature trail or the jetty walkway. It is nice to watch the people fishing and the different boats going by on the water. As a retired Navy person I am interested in the lighthouses that played such an important role in keeping ships safe close to the shore.
  • Great view of Inlet and picnic area can also see top of lighthouse. Very nice
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