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“You can see for miles and miles even on an overcast day”

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
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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.
West Creek, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“You can see for miles and miles even on an overcast day”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

This is an iconic landmark. Barnegat Light House or Old Barney as the locals call it is a 1 class light house, meaning where ships that come from Europe would aim for as a destination. Once they saw it they could take a right turn for New York or a Right for Delaware Bay. The light house is in excellent shape thanks to the terrific group of volunteers who manage the overall structure and grounds. This light house was designed by (then) West Point Graduate Leutenant George Meade. George Meade when on to fame as the General (under General USS Grant) who defeated General Robert E Lee in the Civil War.

Visited March 2012
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great view and good exercise”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

If you are in the neighborhood, you must give Old Barney a climb to the top and enjoy an exhilirating view of LBI and the inlet. There are quite a few steps involved, and you need to be careful if you are easily out of breath. Just take your time and enjoy the view(take your camera too)

Visited March 2012
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Manahawkin, New Jersey, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park!”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Beautiful views.....on a clear day, you truly can see forever!

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Toms River, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Favorite Light”
Reviewed February 24, 2012

Great workout to climb to the top. Spectacular views of ocean and bay. Park and nature area around lighthouse is beautiful. It is also fun to walk out onto the rocks

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PA
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE, GREAT BIRD WATCHING IN WINTER”
Reviewed February 23, 2012

i have been here about 6 times over the last 10 years, go in february the winter to see wintering waterfowl, especially harlequin ducks which ususally number about 20-30, males are very beautiful, they ususally are found at the end of the almost 1 mile jetty which begins right at the lighthouse, but they are worth the walk if you are physically able, you can walk most of the way in the sand, but usually have to climb up on the rocks in order to actually see the ducks, they usually hang out on the north side of the jetty, but you can get very close to them( less than 50 ft away) also good for common loon and red throated loons, long tailed ducks, purple sandpipers, The lighthouse is also open on weekends, didn't get to enjoy. but looks like fun too

Visited February 2012
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