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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: +1 609-494-2016
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 15:30
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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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Great views from the top

Went on a cold, rainy, and windy day. Climbed to the top and experienced unbelievable wind. Was quite the experience. Didn't see much else due to the rain and the visitors center... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Kittanning, Pennsylvania
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Forked River, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there several time. Nice place to walk, fish or just sit a relax watching the waves and the boats go out and come in. Family friendly

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I have been on a vacation throughout the northeast for about two months and have been trying to see as many lighthouses in the northeast as I can. Barnegat lighthouse is beautiful, right on the point of an inlet. 217 steps, not for the faint of heart. Beautiful views at the top. Unfortunately there are metal mesh security devices on... More 

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Kittanning, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went on a cold, rainy, and windy day. Climbed to the top and experienced unbelievable wind. Was quite the experience. Didn't see much else due to the rain and the visitors center wasn't open.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This lighthouse is a great way to spend a few hours alone, with friends , or with your family. Spectacular and majestic views , and a nice sea breeze on a nice day. If you are a light house fan, this lighthouse is a must see!

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Barnegat, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The lighthouse is one of the few remaining reminders of sea-life long ago. The thunder of the ocean as you walk out toward the inlet reminds you of the beauty and danger of the sea. It is romantic (my daughter9 was proposed to there); and yet playful (6 grandkids love shell hunting and rock climbing or just watch the boats... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

There are 217 steps but 3 landings to rest, look out the window and read the info. But most notably, there are sturdy handrails on both sides, so you can divide the work between arms and legs. Going up is like one of those nordictrack machines. I only gave 3 dots because there's no light keepers house and you can't... More 

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Middletown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

One of our favorites in the lighthouse challenge- it's directly on the water and the views are stunning. There is a nice walk along a jetty. From the top of the lighthouse you can see that people have spelled out names or sayings like "marry me" with rocks in the sand below. So enjoyable

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Waterford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We are in our 50s so we were worried about the stairs, but we took it slow and boy were we glad! The views were spectacular and we got some great shots. Great history along the way up the landings while we caught our breath.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I love lighthouses, Barnegat light is one of them . The inlet that it is one is one of the most treacherous on the East Coast. The light house is open to the public to go to the top of it, and what a view. The park it's self is clean and safe. You can fish off the jetties and... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

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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