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Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

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Address: Broadway and The Bay, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006
Phone Number: 609 494 2016
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Description: 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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Went for a walk at the park. Interesting watching the boats. Beautiful day and an easy walk. I would definitely go back if in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Hartford, Connecticut
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went for a walk at the park. Interesting watching the boats. Beautiful day and an easy walk. I would definitely go back if in the area.

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Suffern, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went here with my kids 3, 7 & 9 and my parents 70's. We all had a fun time. Kids had fun climbing up the lighthouse and waving down at my parents. My little guy was too tired to walk down, so I ended up carrying him half way down. It does get a little backed up when there are... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Walking up the 200+ steps to the observation deck was well worth it - beautiful views and really interesting.

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The park is great overall; no charge to get in, plenty of parking and something for everyone. Lots of picnic tables both bayside where people fish, or covered up near the lighthouse. Nice walking paths and dogs are welcome most everywhere except a great walkway over the water just beyond the lighthouse. We went twice as it's a nice place... More 

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Park City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A fun alternative to the beach for a couple of hours. Take the time to go the top of the lighthouse, it's a fun climb up the stairs and a great vista of the channel and more from the top. My 5 year old climbed it and still talks about the lighthouse. The walkway was also nice to follow out... More 

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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Get a good feel of going back in time when men and their families had to live lonely lives on lighthouse islands to keep the ships safe near the coast. A great 360 degree view from the top for a reasonable $3. Plenty of parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is Just a Pearl in the sky! Nature walk, bird watch, natural display & the magnificent beauty of the Lighthouse! You are surrounded by Natural beauty & peaceful & relaxing atmosphere! It's like going back in time to another state of mind. Surround Yourself withNatural Beauty & Love of Sealife & Nature!

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Annandale, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My mother-in-law lives near this park so I go there often when I am visiting. I particularly love the nature trail, which very few people take. It is across from the bathrooms as you come in. It is a little piece of what the island was like before it was developed and it is the only place left on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The drive north on Long Beach Island is pleasant with a scenic view of beautiful houses along the way. The communities are quiet, residential, and not very commercial. Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is at the north tip with a view of the bay and ocean. There are plenty of picnic tables that have holes in the center for a beach... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great place for families, couples, or singles. There is a nice walkway to see the inlet and watch the boats pass by or sunsets. Some people fish from here. You can walk up to the top of the lighthouse for the best available view.

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