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Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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GREAT visit here!!

We loved our visit to this lighthouse!! It was actually open. We walked all 277 steps to the top... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vicki A
Brunswick, Md.
Going up.

My opinion, this is a great time of year to go visit the lighthouse. There were very little people... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Augusta, Maine
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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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Broadway and The Bay, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved our visit to this lighthouse!! It was actually open. We walked all 277 steps to the top. We however, did not go out on the walkway around the top because it was just to windy for us. It was an easy walk. GREAT...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My opinion, this is a great time of year to go visit the lighthouse. There were very little people there. So there's plenty of room to go up and down all the stairs. It didn't cost anything to explore this attraction. There are 217 stairs...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank _hluber
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've climbed this lighthouse four times. It's an easy climb with metal stairs. The views of LBI are great. It's also nice at night, walking along the concrete path on the jetty looking out over the inlet and ocean under a full moon. The beach...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AndyCworld
Reviewed January 16, 2019

We have been to this park multiple times. Years ago when we were younger we climbed the lighthouse. Interesting for people who can handle 217 steps..Minimal fee for the lighthouse climb.There is an Interpretive Center to provide information on history and nature. Currently closed for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank booksatthebeach
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Thus was the second time this year (2018) that I climbed "Old Barney". Although, the busy season is the Summer, they open the lighthouse on the weekends sometimes. When I reached the top, it was very windy and chilly. I was the only one there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidwgoodland
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

In the East Coast, this is the only mysteriously fabulous place where you will find numerous sea ducks on a perfect winter day. Apart from ducks, Lighthouse itself and the information center are nice and friendly place to hang around. It’s a small park but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Natureholic
Reviewed December 27, 2018

It's really tall! The park is open daily and is great for kids of all ages to walk and get some exercise and fresh air. We did not climb as it was closed, I think only open weekends.Educational as it offers a look back of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tangi1
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

While the park is small for a state park the highlight is the incredible Barnegat Light. Be sure to climb to the top and check out the views of it and the seabirds from out on the jetty.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MBaron85
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Being lucky enough to have a view of this lighthouse everyday, I must encourage you to come and check out a very unique State Park. Climb the lighthouse for a 360 degree view of the inlet, Islandbeach State Park (across the water) the ocean and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Daniel W
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is one of my FAVORITE places of any It's so beautiful. You can walk the path along the water, or have a picnic lunch by the bay. There is a gazebo for a gathering or wedding ceremoney. Every time I visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Maria R
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December 31, 2018|
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Response from jtea34 | Reviewed this property |
If you park your car at the lighthouse state park lot, you can do both the jetty (which is a MUST SEE/MUST WALK) and you can also get off the jetty and walk the beach for a bit. As someone else mentioned, you don't want to... More
Arlene M
January 1, 2018|
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Response from 4onpark | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just saw your question, I would have to say I doubt it would be open as it is a state holiday. Though you can likely walk through the park.
Chrissie G
April 12, 2017|
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