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The Perfect Vacation Day in Barnegat Light, New Jersey

Barnegat Light is the perfect place to get away from it all. With its wide sandy beaches, history packed shops and delicious eateries, Barnegat Light encompasses the qualities to make the perfect vacation day. We have put together a recommendation to enjoy “The Perfect Vacation Day in Barnegat Light”!


Wake up and start your morning with a rejuvenating walk or bike ride down to famous Viking Village and grab a good ole cup of coffee. How You Brewin is the perfect spot with a variety of coffee, teas and food items. Just park your bike and walk up to their all-essentials walk up coffee bar. Once you have your coffee and breakfast, be sure to walk around and check out all Viking Village has to offer. After all, it is the second busiest commercial fishing seaport on the east coast and it’s packed with history! In the mood for more of a sit down breakfast? Mustache Bill’s Diner is your place! (Featured on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives!)

Barnegat Lighthouse

After breakfast head on over to Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. If you’re feeling adventurous, take the climb to the top to enjoy the panoramic views of the Barnegat Bay. If not, take a walk along the jetty, walking trails or just bask in the views while sitting in the picnic area. If you’ve worked up an appetite after your climb or walk, head on over to the Inlet Deli for some sandwiches or a variety of other menu items. Take them back to the picnic tables and enjoy!

Beach Time

Next comes the beach! Barnegat Light offers the widest beaches on Long Beach Island so you will have plenty of space for all of your belongings. Sit back, relax and enjoy your time at the beach.


Once your time in the sun comes to an end, head on back to your house or hotel for some down time before dinner. Whether it be laying down taking a nap or sitting on the back deck enjoying a cocktail, this is the perfect time to just sit back relax and live in the moment.

Dinner & Dessert

After some down time, it’s time to start thinking dinner and Barnegat Light provides a plethora of options. The Daymark Bar & Restaurant is a wonderful option for families with a variety of steak and seafood dishes. We highly recommend making a reservation during the peak summer months! If The Daymark isn’t the place for you head on over to Kubel’s for some American eats suitable for both children and adults. If you’re not in the mood to sit down somewhere for dinner, Viking Fresh Off the Hook in Viking Village offers seafood takeout and family style meals. After dinner, if you’re in the mood for something sweet, we recommend Dairy Queen or Poppy’s Ice Cream Parlour for some ice cream!

Well, there you have it! The perfect vacation day in beautiful Barnegat Light, New Jersey. However, the fun does not stop there, Barnegat Light has so much more to offer. Let us know your favorite places to visit in Barnegat Light in the comments below!




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