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Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

Open Now: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Great place to walk

We have been to this park multiple times. Years ago when we were younger we climbed the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cranford, New Jersey
Barnegat Light

Thus was the second time this year (2018) that I climbed "Old Barney". Although, the busy season... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 2 days ago

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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Barnegat Lighthouse is great! Wonderful views from the top! Went on a Monday; would have been nice if the visitors center was open. Still an enjoyable experience!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kristen T
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We had multiple families in town over a long Sept weekend. Beach was out due to the weather but with eight kids in the house, we had to find an outdoor activity. The Lighthouse did not disappoint. Great educational trip; great way to spend a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bai_Xing_Xing
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This park has something for everyone! There’s an indoor museum of the history of Barnegat, an outdoor trail, a paved walk along the water’s edge,and a challenging, yet rewarding trek up to the top of the lighthouse. Free after Labor Day. Also, the volunteers at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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