Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

208 Broadway & Long Beach Blvd.
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
 609-494-2016
  • Overview

    Panoramic view of Long Beach Island, Barnegat Inlet and Island Beach State Park. Trails through one of the state's last maritime forests, birding site for water fowl, fishing, scheduled nature walks and talks.

    Site of Barnegat Lighthouse on the northern tip of Long Beach Island, 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. While there visit the nearby Barnegat Light Museum, which houses the lighthouse's original Fresnel lens.

    Fees: Memorial Day to Labor Day, $3 12 and older, $1 6 - 11, 5 and under free to climb lighthouse.
  • Amenities

    • Free Admission
    Activities
    • Birding
    • Fishing
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