Barnegat Light is a peaceful vacation spot with many fine seafood restaurants and small shops. It has a permanent population of about 675 which can increase to several thousand during the season.
The most prominent and famous landmark on Long Beach Island is the Barnegat Lighthouse. Called 'Old Barney' by many islanders and historians, the lighthouse sits at the northernmost tip of the island, fearfully close to the sea that lashes at its foundations.
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park has a picnic area and fishing areas, while the lighthouse tower is open to the public during the summer months. Steps have been taken to ensure that the tower will remain standing for many years, and additional jetties were built to prevent the beach erosion which has been a major problem. For information and hours of operation, call the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park at (609) 494-2016.
Barnegat Light Borough Hall
10 W. 10th Street
P.O. Box 576
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
Phone: (609) 494-9196
Fax: (609) 494-4827
Beaches are accessible from all side streets, but access is easiest below 20th street. The beach along the Bayside is nicknamed "Kiddie Beach"; it is a shallow pool and play area at 25th Street.
Beach Badges are required for everyone 12 and over. During the Season, lifeguards keep watch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 30th to 10th Streets. Food and alcohol are prohibited on the beach. Pets are prohibited May 1 through October 1. Bathing is Prohibited in Barnegat Light State Park.
Beach wheelchairs are available at the Borough Hall.
Seasonal and Senior beach badges may only be purchased at Boro Hall.
||June 15 through Labor Day
|Where To Purchase:
Boro Hall (M-F, 8:30 - 3:30)
Checkers on Beach during Season
Call 609-494-9196 for Information.
Pre-Season (Before June 15): $15
Saturday and Sunday: $4
Seniors (65+): $7
Parking is allowed on all side streets unless otherwise posted. There is a parking lot along the Bay Beach. Handicap Parking is available at 9th and 29th Streets.
Facilities are available at Barnegat Light State Park and at the 10th and Bayview boat ramp.