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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.


Joseph Dutko

Monday, June 11, 2018
Great place to relax and enjoy a bit of everything the shore can offer. Plenty of photo opportunities, enjoy a picnic, do some painting, a little fishing, have fun walking the trails and learning a bit of nature along the way. This is a good place to have fun and enjoy with others. Have a great time, we did.

Cait K

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Beautiful park that offers amazing views. I particularly enjoy climbing along the large rocks during sunset. Additionally, there is a large parking lot that is easy to find. Finally it is kept remarkably clean.

Hannah Saucy

Friday, June 8, 2018
Highly recommend! Lots of trails, and places to walk along the water. $3 to go up the lighthouse. All the staff is friendly and inviting.

Stacey Bridges

Friday, May 18, 2018
Very nice place to visit. Amazing view. 217 steps to the top. Beach has alot of shells. Great memories made here and will definitely return in the future. Just bring your sneakers and water it gets hot in the stairway. I'm afraid of heights and I was impressed Iade it to the top. Lighthouse wasn't a good place for a young toddler.

Rich Story

Sunday, May 6, 2018
One of the nicer things in New Jersey. Great that there's no fee until Memorial Day! Enjoy the view after climbing up all those stairs!

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