Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, Barnegat Light

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Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is located on the northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. The area where the lighthouse stands was regarded as one of the most important navigational points for ships bound to and from New York Harbor. The ships were dependent upon the Barnegat Lighthouse to avoid the shoals extending from the shoreline. The fast currents, shifting sandbars, and offshore shoals challenged sailors. The park is included as a maritime site on the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.

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  • Very pretty area and pets are welcome in the park; however, they are not permitted on the walkway that surrounds the lighthouse which was disappointing. 
    Very pretty area and pets are welcome in the park; however, they are not permitted on the walkway that surrounds the lighthouse which was disappointing.  more »
  • Climb the Lighthouse!!! Discover the history of Barnegat light area. Henry Hudson on the ship Halfmoon sailed into these waters. There was a massacre here in the dunes during Revolutionary War... 
    Climb the Lighthouse!!! Discover the history of Barnegat light area. Henry Hudson on the ship Halfmoon sailed into these waters. There was a massacre here in the dunes during Revolutionary War...  more »
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  • Its closed due to Covid..but bathrooms and walkway are open
  • Nice park to go walking, fishing, sight seeing and even go picnicking. There is a small museum that provides information about the Barnegat lighthouse. The public used to be able to access the lighthouse but is closed for the time being. -- Visited yesterday, 4/13/22 and the lighthouse was closed for renovation. Park hours listed online is just until 4pm but it park actually closes at 6pm.

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