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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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8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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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Picturesque Lighthouse

Stately light house with parking onsite. Lovely mature Rosa rugosa surrounding the lighthouse and in adjacent areas. Wheel chair access to long boardwalk along the inlet which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stately light house with parking onsite. Lovely mature Rosa rugosa surrounding the lighthouse and in adjacent areas. Wheel chair access to long boardwalk along the inlet which separates Long Beach Island and Beach Island State Park with fishing along the waterside. Cozy seating areas along the rear sidewalk of the lighthouse. Access to a large beach area on the frontside.... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Barnegat Lighthouse has a peak period in the morning, than the crowds dissipate, and it's for me the best time to visit. The structure was recently renovated, it can be climbed and it's worth being climbed Magnificent views as well as the the panels with details of the history are interesting and worth a look. There are good options... More 

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Bloomingdale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse State park is a fun place to visit. 217 steps to the top of the lighthouse. A nice long walkway along the inlet where you can watch fishermen and boats go by. Many bird species including pelicans can be seen. You can walk along the ocean or through a small shoreline trail.

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best spot to visit in New Jersey I feel. The best beaches too. Great fishing and water recreation area. The lighthouse you can walk in to the top. Great family place as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking to spend a great day outdoors, head to Barnegat Light. The park itself offers a little bit of everything. You can climb the lighthouse stairs and enjoy a breathtaking view or walk the cement walk along the inlet. The views are spectacular from there as well. There is access to the beach even though it's a bit... More 

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Allendale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Beach Haven to Barnegat Light. Bought lunch in the nearby deli and ate in the park area. Some nice trails around the park. Visitor center was closed since it was after Labor Day and also no admission price to the park. Lighthouse is free. Take the climb to the top the views are awesome! Many platforms during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made my first trip to barneget light. What a beautiful beach town! So much natural vegetation, rolling dunes and a great beach. Plus, there are lots of cool, local restaurants and quaint shops. Dont hesitate to visit this "little bt north" jersey beach town.

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Thank Marie r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice park to visit. We were very surprised that you could actually climb the lighthouse (210 steps) and it's free. Great views at the top obviously. Lots of people fishing off the rocks, checking out the tidal pools or just sunbathing. There are a few trails but being on a short schedule didn't get to check them out. I... More 

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Poughquag, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great park, all flat, easy for anyone with a disability. Clean grounds. Picnic tables if you want to bring your own food.

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Northwest New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lighthouse is within 2 hours from most parts of New Jersey. If you are looking to visit your first lighthouse, you should start here. In addition to being able to climb the lighthouse, there are walkways that you can all the way along the inlet. This lighthouse is very photogenic with excellent views from the parking lot all the... More 

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