Situated at the north end of Long Beach Island, the quaint little town of Barnegat Light, New Jersey is less than a square mile in size. However, despite its small size, visitors can find several fun, exciting, and interesting things to do in town.
The Barnegat Lighthouse State Park offers opportunities for fishing, picnicking, and climbing the lighthouse, while LBI Parasail provides a more thrilling experience at one of the island’s most unique destinations. For history buffs, there’s also the Barnegat Light Museum that highlights the history of the local area.
1. Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
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The Barnegat Lighthouse State Park provides visitors with panoramic views of Island Beach State Park, Barnegat Inlet, and Long Beach Island. Noted as a maritime site along the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail, the park features trails that lead guests through one of the last maritime forests in the state of New Jersey. The Barnegat Lighthouse State Park also offers scheduled nature talks and walks, as well as places for fishing. Visitors can also climb the Barnegat Lighthouse, which is situated at the northern tip of the island, for a small fee between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
208 Broadway, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006, Phone: 609-494-2016, Map
2. Barnegat Light Museum
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The Barnegat Light Museum is located within the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park and is home to the original First Order Flashing Lens of the Barnegat Light Lighthouse, built by Augustin Fresnel.
The lighthouse itself was built in 1857 and 1858, and the historic lens was removed in 1927, it was returned in 1954 and is now the major highlights of the Barnegat Light Museum. The museum also displays photographs, replicas, and artifacts related to the history of Long Beach Island and the town of Barnegat Light, including the area’s fishing industry. Guests can also explore the Museum Gardens throughout the year.
501 Central Ave, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006, Phone: 609-494-8578, Map
3. LBI Parasail
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LBI Parasail is considered to be the premier and one of the most experienced parasail operations in the Barnegat Light area and the only parasail boat inspected and certified by the United States Coast Guard on Long Beach Island. Visitors and locals alike can experience a thrilling powerboat ride combined with the tranquility and scenic views of a flight on a hot air balloon with a parasailing excursion with LBI Parasail. Guests will soar above the beautiful beaches of the island as they gently glide up to 500 feet above the coastline of New Jersey, with an optional dip into the water.
LBI Parasail, Lighthouse Marina, W 6th St, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006, Phone: 609-361-6100
4. Sail Barnegat Witch
The Sail Barnegat Witch is a charter sailboat that offers family trips, sunset cruises, and adventure sailing in Barnegat Light, New Jersey. Family trips are designed to be a relaxing experience and can be booked during the day or at sunset and last approximately two hours, sailing around the Barnegat Inlet. Passengers can choose to simply relax and take in the views or help sail the boat. Sunset cruises depart an hour before the sunset and offer a romantic voyage around the inlet. Other excursions with Sail Barnegat Witch include four-hour backcountry kayaking and sailing trips and whale watching expeditions.
Sail Barnegat Witch, 18th St. and Bayview Ave, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006, Phone: 609-494-0500
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5. Kubel's, Barnegat Light, New Jersey
Kubel's is a popular spot among locals in the little town of Barnegat, New Jersey and one of the older establishments in town, first opening its doors back in 1927. While the place has a “locals only” vibe, travelers are welcome to come to Kubel’s and enjoy the low-key atmosphere. Open seven days a week, the restaurant and bar offers daily specials, televisions showing sports, and a Happy Hour starting at 4:00pm offering discounted bar food and beers. Kubel’s also often does promotion nights, such as Trivia and Taco Nights, Wings and Burger Nights, and Prime Rib Nights.
Kubel's, 28 W 7th St, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006, Phone: 609-494-8592
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