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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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Great spot to relax and take pictures

We came in the afternoon for a walk and to take some photos. Nice little walkway and picnic tables near the lighthouse. We saw some folks having a meal they brought with them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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108 reviews 108 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We came in the afternoon for a walk and to take some photos. Nice little walkway and picnic tables near the lighthouse. We saw some folks having a meal they brought with them. Also have access to the beach in front. With some neighboring shops, you can find things to do for an afternoon. Check it out.

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I live on Long Beach Island and never tire of the climb up the lighthouse's curving steps. The hike is well worth the effort for the panoramic view of the north end of the Island and the Barnegat Light inlet. There is a lovely local museum and walking on the jetty to view the catch of the day is a... More 

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Montville, Connecticut
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great little trail and beach around the lighthouse. Great place to fish from the walkway apparently as there were many fisherman there.

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We take all our visiting guests to the lighthouse. It is not only a wonderful landmark (With interesting history), but a great park for hiking, pretty views, fishing, and picnicking! A definite must see if you visit the island!

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Middletown, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited the Lighthouse for a quick day trip. Free parking and entry to the lighthouse. 216 stairs to the top and I went up alone while my husband stayed behind due to knee problems. After two knee surgeries, asthma and over 50, I made it in one piece. Very nice view and great for picture taking from all angles. It... More 

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New Jersey
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456 attraction reviews
1,693 helpful votes 1,693 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Free this time of the year it is a great destination for a weekend trip. The park offers short and pleasant walks and trails, picnic areas. The visitor center was not open this time (until Memorial Day weekend) but on the other hand we did not have pay to climb the Barnegat lighthouse. It is a lot of steps up... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a must visit with plenty of parking, there are a couple of interesting points. Please read the advisory. the stairs are spiral and open diamond plate so if you are afraid of heights then maybe this is not for you. make sure your heart is beating good as it is 172 steps to the top. I think summer... More 

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Waretown, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The lighthouse has a lot of steps and my knees will not allow me to get the cool view. Friends have been up there and they say the view is wonderful. The walk out on the jetty is nice with a view across Barnegate inlet. Better in the summer when the boats are active. The beach, like all of LBI... More 

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new jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A visit to this New Jersey State Park is worthwhile at any time of the year. The views of Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic are spectacular. Enjoy a visit at any season. Read the historical markers scattered in the State Park to get a glimpse back in time to the late 1700's.

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Gouldsboro, Pa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

..I've been trying to teach my grandsons to appreciate the History of this infamous site and past skirmishes and lost of Mariner life. For now all they like doing is taking 62 yr young Grandma up to the tippy top of 'Ol'Barney'!!! :) As of late we've been there the past 2 years... we've been blessed to go there in... More 

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