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Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

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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Accra, Ghana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The place is lovely. Very unfortunately, it closes at 4:30 in the off-season (after Labor Day), so we missed being able to climb the lighthouse by just a couple of minutes. The good news is, it is also free in the off-season. The walk through the dunes was lovely, and the walk out by the water with waves crashing against... More

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Elyria, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you are visiting LBI then you must also visit Barnegat Light. People of any age will enjoy marveling at the lighthouse. We also climbed it which was a great experience for the price of FREE! Many other great views and people watching in addition to the lighthouse itself.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There is an awesome walkway adjacent to the lighthouse that goes over the jetty on the edge of the inlet. Here you will find great views, people fishing, lots of boat traffic, both commercial and recreational, and nice benches to just sit and take in the sights.

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Roseland, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great attraction. History, the view, the stairs if you are brave. The ocean and surrounding dunes. Equals=A little bit if heaven.

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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just Two Hundred and Seventeen easy steps straight up to the top...Got that...Good! You WILL be G-l-a-d you did. Wow what a view at the top. So glad my wife and i did it!!! Awsome views 360deg. take your camera and take some great shots.

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Greenwich, NY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Awesome View, Excellent Park and Cool little Historical Museum. A must stop with the family and you can't get a better look at the north end of LBI than from this tower.

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Somerville, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went here on a nice day with my 18-month old as going to the beach can get a bit tiring. There's a nice walk/boardwalk on the water's edge to see birds and dolphins in the water. It's free for the walk and only $3 if you want to climb the 200+ stairs at the top of the lighthouse (we... More

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PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I love coming to "the lighthouse" and just hanging out on the jetty and watching the fisherman and the boats coming in and out of the inlet. My parents would take me here a few times a year when I was a kid and we do the same with my kids as well.

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sparta, nj
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184 reviews 184 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Every year since the kids were very small we have taken them to the lighthouse. Two hundred seventeen steps to the top on a winding spiral staircase. The view from the top is breathtaking and you will want to get photos. Fee is $3 for adults (over 12 year olds) - think it is $1 for kids. There are a... More

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Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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