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Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

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Address: Broadway and The Bay, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006
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+1 609-494-2016
08:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 15:30

On the northern tip of Long Beach Island, this park includes a maritime...

On the northern tip of Long Beach Island, this park includes a maritime forest, lighthouse, and access to great birding and fishing sites.

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No entrance fee on my visit

Great place to walk on a jetty, take pictures and climb to the top of Lighthouse. There was a small fee to get into the lighthouse when it is open. There is also a beach area and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to walk on a jetty, take pictures and climb to the top of Lighthouse. There was a small fee to get into the lighthouse when it is open. There is also a beach area and you can fish off the jetty. In the late fall it is one of the only places in Nj to view the Harlequin... More 

Thank Christopher T
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to this park for years ..with our friends ,family and dogs. A beautiful summer spot and great way to get in touch with the NJ history and the power of the ocean.

Thank Ohnocindy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped bye here to find Harlequin Ducks, Long Tail Ducks, Loons and Purple Sand Pipers. Amazing views and great birding. The parking area closes early at pm. So park outside the park if you plan on being there after4.

Thank Wesley V
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barnegat light is where I have grown up and since then live in Downingtown,pa. I have the need in my soul to be there every month or so. It ls like a dream come true each time I return. Love all the people that I know there and be sure to visit Andys at the Light, you won't be sorry.... More 

Thank TUCKY142
Shellharbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Accessible walkway to the point. Scenic views everywhere, lots of birdlife. Great for photographers. If you want to take on the two hundred plus stairs there are spectacular views from the top of this majestic landmark. There is plenty of parking in the onsite car park, beware that the close the gates right on time so don't be late arriving...

Thank sparky268
Somerset, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lately I've been visiting this landmark at least once a year. This past September my sister and I climbed to the top of the lighthouse. We'd done it once before a couple of years earlier. There's no fee to enter, either! The climb is a good workout, but there are several spots to rest on the way up or down.... More 

Thank dmg2421
Toms River
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Barnegat Lighthouse is an iconic NJ symbol. A very active friend's group staffs a small museum with not only the history of the lighthouse, but also illustrations of the seabirds that visit the area. It allows you to go out on a handicapped accessible walkway along Barnegat Inlet where you can actually see some of them in action. This site... More 

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Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We used to come to barnecat as teens to help a friend open their house. Free weekend at the shore. Came to the park and lighthouse to see the rough inlet. We have also been on the water at this rough inlet. Park, lighthouse, trails and museum are always a restful educational stop at this end of TT he island.

Thank TJJJR2
Forked River, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Been there several time. Nice place to walk, fish or just sit a relax watching the waves and the boats go out and come in. Family friendly

Thank Sharon P
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I have been on a vacation throughout the northeast for about two months and have been trying to see as many lighthouses in the northeast as I can. Barnegat lighthouse is beautiful, right on the point of an inlet. 217 steps, not for the faint of heart. Beautiful views at the top. Unfortunately there are metal mesh security devices on... More 

Thank Richard D

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