Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
The site of Barnegat Lighthouse on the northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County was regarded as one of the most crucial "change of course" points for coastal vessels. Vessels bound to and from New York along the New Jersey coastline depended on Barnegat Lighthouse to avoid the shoals extending from the shoreline. The swift currents, shifting sandbars, and the offshore shoals challenged the skills of even the most experienced sailor. The park is included as a maritime site on the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail.
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.
It's a fun park to walk through and the lighthouses is a thrill. Especially in the evenings the views and the color of the sky at that height offer some great photography opportunities. Oh no I highly recommend visiting this lighthouse. For thrill seekers this is more exciting than say Cape May or Absecon as it gets very windy!
Really cool 200yr old structure. The view from the top is awesome on a clear day you can see the south end of the island. Avoid peak times as it has a very tight spiral stair case and viewing deck is enough for about 10 people.
Perfect day. The line was not long. The history is great. The volunteers couldn't be nicer. Also a great adventure for the money. 3 bucks for me 1 for daughter. Then we walked the jetty to the ocean looking for sea treasures and talking with locals fishing. A really fun 4 hours or so. Pack a lunch and some drinks.
Great place for a short day trip. Plenty of people fishing and walking along the jetty is always fun. Nature is also a nice addition