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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

Barnegat Lighthouse

 

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

Barnegat Lighthouse

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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