Barnegat Light is the northernmost town on Long Beach Island. It is know for the Barnegat Lighthouse, The Viking Village, the Barnegat Light Museum and more. Commercial fishing vessels and party boats are based out of Barnegat Light due to the easy access to the ocean.
Barnegat Light is also home to Coast Guard Station Barnegat.
A 1963 ad for Joe’s Barnegat Light Diner, now known as Mustache Bill’s.
This hotel and restaurant was located at 8th and Central in Barnegat Light
Mustache Bill’s is a classic diner in Barnegat Light.Continue reading
A railroad once ran to Long Beach Island. Once on the island, the tracks split. One line went north to Barnegat Light and the other went south to Third Street in Beach Haven. You may have wondered about the extra lanes on the boulevard. These were where sidings were for the railroad. When the automobile bridge was opened, the new boulevard followed the railroad. It had to go around the sidings. Today they are simply a place for extra parking.
Kelley’s Old Barney restaurant is one of my favorites when visiting Barnegat Light.
The old Coast Guard Station in Barnegat Light has been acquired by the Borough of Barnegat Light and is now the Borough Hall.
The Barnegat Light Museum is located in Barnegat Light at Central Avenue and Fifth Street. You can easily miss the museum as most people take Broadway to the Barnegat Lighthouse. The museum is well worth a visit, especially for the original first order fresnel lens from the lighthouse. Continue reading
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.Continue reading
There are a number of Boat Launching ramps on Long Beach Island. Most of them charge a fee. Parking varies at each lot.