I am huge fan of lighthouses. On our recent South Jersey vacation, we drove up to LBI to visit the Barnegat Lighthouse. It had been a long time since I had last visited, and an even longer time since I had experienced the Jersey Shore traffic "experience". Ugh! A 10 minute skip up the pike turned into 45 minutes in the car, not moving anywhere. Anyway, we made it and were rewarded with a beautiful sunny day.
Just 217 of the steps to the top!
Barnegat Lighthouse was first commissioned on January 1, 1859. read all about it here:http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/barnlig.html
Gorgeous views from the top of the lighthouse
After you descend, you can walk along the trails on the beach and island. Lots of fishing, boating and good people watching. So go for a nice drive and find yourself a lighthouse to visit!