Barnegat Light is the northern most town on Long Beach Island and home to the famous Barnegat Lighthouse. The area is known for its quiet feel and large lots.
Barnegat Light is the northern most town on Long Beach Island and the oldest too! The name, "Barnegat" comes from a Danish word meaning, "inlet of the breakers" thanks to the hazardous inlet that separates Long Beach Island from the next island to the north. It is for this dangerous inlet that Congress approved the construction of a lighthouse to warn mariners of the dangers in the area.
Thanks to the early settlement, Barnegat Light has always been an area of settlement on Long Beach Island. It was in part thanks to this early settlement that Barnegat Light enjoys such a vibrant finishing industry with lots of fresh fish available right off the boat in season.
Barnegat Light is known for some of the widest beaches and is untouched by the recent beach replenishment projects that have taken place throughout Long Beach Island.
Barnegat Lighthouse, now a state park, is a wonderful place for a walk and to fish or just enjoy nature! There are a collection of stores and restaurants in the area as well helping to make Barnegat Light a true favorite among residents and vacationers alike.
The real estate market in Barnegat Light is generally strong but there is a stark contract in pricing between the north end and the south end of Barnegat Light. The north end of Barnegat Light has some very wide beaches which can be a deterrent to some buyers and renters. Therefore, pricing on the south end of Barnegat Light tends to be higher than in the northern sections of the town.
Barnegat Light is mostly residential with a "standard" lot size of 50x125. This larger than average lot size coupled with the beautiful natural vegetation in the area makes for a historic look and relaxing feel.
The rental market in Barnegat Light is also strong allowing for good investment potential, especially in the southern areas of the town and the areas near the lighthouse.