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Barnegat Lighthouse and Park

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A visit to the Barnegat Lighthouse and Park is a great way to spend a day. The Barnegat Lighthouse was built in 1855. It was designed by the Union Army General George “Snapping Turtle” Meade. Old Barney stands 165 feet high. 

  Visitors can enjoy the park and, when open, walk to the top of the lighthouse.  The lighthouse is closed during high winds and storms.  There is a small nature interpretive center with the history of the lighthouse and information about the flowers and fauna of the park.

The Original Fresnel lens is on display at the Barnegat Light Museum.

The Barnegat Lighthouse
The Barnegat Lighthouse
Barnegat Lighthouse with moon
Barnegat Lighthouse with moon
Barnegat Lighthouse
Barnegat Lighthouse
Barnegat Light Old engraving
Barnegat Light Old engraving
Barnegat Light at Sunset
Barnegat Light at Sunset
Barnegat Lighthouse over the dunes
Barnegat Lighthouse over the dunes

You can walk on a concrete path over the Jetty to a point. You can then walk on the Jetty rocks to the end of the Jetty. The Jetty is a popular spot for fishing and boat-watching.

Jetty at Barnegat Lighthouse Park
Jetty at Barnegat Lighthouse Park
Barnegat Lighthouse from the jetty walkway
Barnegat Lighthouse from the jetty walkway

Barnegat Inlet has traditionally been one of the most dangerous inlets along the New Jersey Coast.

Barnegat Inlet as seen from the Barnegat Lighthouse
Barnegat Inlet as seen from the Barnegat Lighthouse

The view from the top of the lighthouse is spectacular. If you go, bring binoculars.

Boat in Barnegat Inlet as seen from the Barnegat Lighthouse
Boat in Barnegat Inlet as seen from the Barnegat Lighthouse
Barnegat Lighthouse from the Jetty
Barnegat Lighthouse from the Jetty

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