Barnegat Light is located on the northern tip of New Jersey’s Long Beach Island. Unlike other Jersey Shore towns such as Margate, Atlantic City, or Seaside Heights, Barnegat Light is quiet and low-key, making it the perfect place for your next family vacation. The tiny town is quite peaceful with wide streets for cycling, pristine beaches for relaxing, plus ample fishing and crabbing opportunities. You can’t leave town without visiting the namesake Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, where hiking, fishing, picnicking, birding opportunities abound.
Summer is just beginning, finally, which means it’s time to start planning your next beach vacation. Fortunately, you don’t have to jet off to some faraway destination to enjoy some of the best beaches: In fact, the best stretches of sand may be closer to home than you think.
The east coast of the United States is teeming with charming beach towns, each with its own distinct flavor and ambiance. From an arty enclave in South Florida to a New York oceanfront oasis that’s still a secret, keep reading for the best East Coast beach towns along the Atlantic.
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