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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

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
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Owner description: On the northern tip of Long Beach Island, this park includes a maritime forest, lighthouse, and access to great birding and fishing sites.
New York City, New York
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

If you're on LBI it's definitely worth the drive to the westernmost portion of the island to visit the lighthouse. The climb, though a little cramped, is manageable for families with small children. While the climb was fun, and is definitely a must-do while at LBI, my favorite time to visit is at sunset when you get the perfect view of the lighthouse with the setting sun in the background. There are a bunch of picnic tables right next to the lighthouse by the water that are great for eating lunch/dinner at and enjoying the view.

Visited August 2012
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Clearwater, Florida
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“Beautiful and Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a beautiful lighthouse at the end of Long Beach Island. The park is on the water and there is a walking path that goes along the rocks. Climb to the top for beautiful views near and far. Great place to take the kids for an exiting and educational experience. I visit this lighthouse at least once every summer. Bring your camera!

Visited August 2012
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Toms River, New Jersey, United States
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“Ahhhh...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

It's a lighthouse, it's old, it's next to a beach... FUN! Go visit a piece of history and then have lunch at Mustache Bill's diner, just a stone's throw away.

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“Absolutely Stunning!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This was the first historic lighthouse we have visited and climbed. The children were mesmerized by it's size and beauty. Standing in the obsevation deck overlooking Barnegat Bay, the northen tip of LBI, was a most exhilerating experience! After that, we visited the BarnegatLighthouse Interpretive Center and Barnegat Light Museum where the children learned many fascinating facts about the history and technology of the lighthouse along with the duties of its keeper and efforts to protect it. This state park is the most beautifully, well kept state run park/facility we've ever visited! A true gem! Must see it to believe it!

Visited August 2012
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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“Beautiful Lighthouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Can come here every year!! Such a beautiful area and lighthouse! A must see in your in the area or are a fan of lighthouses!!!

Visited July 2012
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