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Sun, Sand, and the Ocean

We traveled to New Jersey to visit family after the fourth of July weekend.  On Thursday, we visited the Barnegat Light House which sits at the northern end of Long Beach. This old lighthouse was built in 1834 and stands 172 feet above sea level. If you are young and ambitious, you can take the 272 steps to the top and get a magnificent view of the ocean and the surrounding inlet area.

The light in the lighthouse was extinguished in 1944 and the structure was placed on the New Jersey State Register of Historical Places in 1970 and on the National Register of Historical Places in 1971.

From the light house, one can take a nice stroll on a concrete walkway along the inlet out to the ocean. On one side of the walkway there are natural dunes to be seen and vacation homes which have a lovely view of the ocean. On the other side of the walkway, there are fishing boats coming in and going out to the ocean.

It’s a lovely place to visit and a great place to enjoy a holiday stay.

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