Updated the Maritime Trail with a few new pictures from our visit this weekend and a few more trail details. For those who have never been, this trail is really short (less than 1/4 mile), but offers a glimpse back into a time when the barrier islands of the Jersey shore were wood covered dunes, as well as great views of Barnegat Lighthouse. Don’t let the short length turn you off, this is one of our absolute favorite trails in South Jersey.
Maritime Trail – Barnegat Lighthouse State Park – Barnegat Light, NJ (Ocean County)
Type: Loop trail
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset (Parking lot closes early and they will lock your car in. You can park just outside the entrance).
Distance: 0.2 miles. Not a typo, 0.2 miles.
But lots more to do in the park, like a mile out and back walk on the jetti (just under two miles total) and climbing the lighthouse
Difficulty: 1 of 10.
Total score: 8 of 10.
Updated: January 16, 2017
Terrain – Dunes and history.
Trailhead – Across from information center – 39°45’49.37″N, 74° 6’21.92″W
Dog friendly? No pets allowed
Stroller friendly? No – stairs and sand would make it really hard for any stroller
Benches? Not along trail, but are several at the trailhead.
Facilities?: Yes, full bathrooms at the Visitors Center.
Standouts: Great views of the beach…
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