Places to visit on Long Beach Island

looking west at Barnegat LighthouseThe northern end of Long Beach Island has a rich maritime history. Barnegat Inlet is a notoriously rough through fare that connects the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay and has been in use for many centuries. There are also shoals just off the local coast that have been responsible for wrecking many ships. Although shipping is still important today, during centuries past the ocean waters off of Barnegat Peninsula and Long Beach Island were part of an important shipping passage.

Old Barney Lighthouse form the jetty walkwayPark Overview

The 32 acre park was created in 1957. The main attraction is the lighthouse, which you can climb to the lightkeepers catwalk. From this lofty perch there are wonderful views of LBI, the Atlantic Ocean, Barnegat Bay, Barnegat Inlet and Island Beach State Park. Besides the lighthouse people come to the park to walk, birdwatch, learn about maritime history and fish.

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