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Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

Broadway and The Bay, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006
609 494 2016
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Traveler Description: Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, a New Jersey icon, is on New Jersey's longest offshore island, about four miles at sea, but reachable by car.  Unlike... more »
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Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Volunteers were nice and friendly. 7,8 and 12 year old all able to climb to top of lighthouse with no trouble. Views were impressive. Walk out on jetty totally worth it. Family friendly area.

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Lindenwold, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My family and I went to the light house like we have done many times before but this night was special. 1. It was the anniversary of when my son got down on one knee and asked my daughter-in-law to marry him. 2. When we were there we saw dolphins jumping and playing in the water. Anyway the Barnegat Light... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, Usa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It's always great to climb to the top of the Barnegat Lighthouse. You get a fantastic view from the top of the lighthouse. The walk along the inlet is pleasant and also had great views of the boats, bay and ocean!

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Barnegat, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Wonderful way to spend a relaxing afternoon anytime of the year to visit "Old Barney". If you're brave and strong enough to climb the stairs to enjoy the spectacular view from the top. Also, walk along the cement walkway to enjoy watching the other folks doing the outside activities. Don't forget to include the "Nature Walk" on your visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Short weekend visit to LBI for a wedding, and we were able to squeeze in a drive to the north end for a viewing of the Barnegat Light. The park was open until 10 pm, when the gates & any remaining cars would be locked in (said the notice on the gate). If your coming at night, bring a light... More

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warren, nj
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We love to stop here every time we are on the island. Kids love to run the rocks along the inlet. Wildlife, fishermen/women and shell collecting. And you can climb to the top of Old Barney! What's not to love !

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Climb the 217 steps to the top and enjoy the panoramic view. Read up on the tale of "Barney" in the Interpretive Center. Learn about the changing nature of our coastline. Walk the Maritime Forest trail, one of the last remnants of maritime forest on LBI. It's an easy self-guided loop. There is a picnic area, walkway along the water,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited "Old Barney" while in the area. Climbing to the top is an adventure, with multiple stops that have historic factoids and views. The view for the top is breathtaking. There is plenty of parking, nice picnic areas and a cool walk on the long jetty. If you are in the area it's must-see.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had fun climbing the 210 steps up the spiral staircase and viewing Long Beach Island and the Atlantic Ocean at each landing window. Beautiful habitat surrounds.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We biked here from Ship Bottom to see the lighthouse. There was a short loop trail near the visitors center which had signs explaining some of the plants in the area. Near the lighthouse is a walkway that goes out towards the water where you can look back towards the lighthouse. You can walk up the 217 steps to reach... More

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