Barnegat Lighthouse in LBI.
You’ve never seen a glistening beach town from this angle before! Take in all the beauty of Long Beach Island from the top of Barnegat Lighthouse in LBI.
Climb 217 Steps for the Best View of LBI
Long Beach Island is divided into six sections, and the northernmost borough is called Barnegat Light. A famously red and white towering structure sits at the top of this borough, and it offers a panoramic view of the island at 172 feet above sea level. The Barnegat Lighthouse in LBI is a historic landmark and it has a home right in the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.
Experience the Barnegat Lighthouse
Visitors can walk through the Interpretive Center and learn background information on the Barnegat Lighthouse. This newly renovated center shows the evolution of lighthouse technology and explains the protective action taken to prevent erosion and the eventual destruction of this great landmark.
Schedule and Access
The Barnegat Lighthouse is open to the public everyday from 10am-4:30pm, during peak season. The cost to enter the lighthouse is $3 for adults, $1 for kids 6-11 years, and admission is free for kids 5 and under. The lighthouse base and Interpretive Center are handicap accessible. There are four video cameras positioned at the very top of the lighthouse, transmitting live images of the outside view to the observers down below.
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
The Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is an attraction in and of itself. Nature-loving visitors can take a self-guided tour of the maritime forest trail or enjoy bird watching and have a picnic lunch along the waterway. Anglers have access to the bulkhead if they choose to go saltwater fishing.
Barnegat Light Museum
Just a half mile away from the lighthouse you can find the Barnegat Light Museum. This humble museum exists in a restored schoolhouse that is over 100 years old. At the museum, you’ll discover artifacts, replicas and photographs relating to the lighthouse affectionately known as “Ol’ Barney.” Most impressively, you can observe the original lens that was removed back in 1927.
Spending an afternoon in Barnegat Light is a worthwhile thing to do with your family in LBI. The cost is low, the history is rich and the sights are unforgettable. Take the challenge to “Conquer Ol’ Barney” and see if the kids can keep count of the steps on your way to the top!