Barnegat Light, a beloved destination for visitors as well as locals, is a quaint, family-oriented seashore town and a popular destination to soak up the sun while enjoying beautiful beaches or visiting restaurants, ice cream parlors, and shops.
Located within blocks from St. Peter’s-at-the-Light Episcopal Church are all the attractions Barnegat Light offers. The Barnegat Light museum, formerly a one room schoolhouse, has many items on display including the original lens from the “Old Barney” Lighthouse. This 172-foot-tall structure — designed by Gen. George Meade and commissioned January 1, 1859 — is the second tallest lighthouse in the United States and is stationed within in the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.
One of the last remaining tracts of maritime forest on Long Beach Island is also in the park. Here birdwatchers can view a diverse species of feathered creatures as the park is a key resting and feeding ground for migration to and from their breeding areas.
Barnegat Light's Historic Viking Village will take you back in time to the early days of a quaint fishing village and is one of the largest working commercial fishing docks in New Jersey. For your pleasure the tiny fishing shacks have been turned into shops with something special for everyone.