The Jersey Shore: Lighting the Way

1277947_enews_NJ03.jpgThe fun-packed Jersey Shore offers stretches of white sand, gentle
waves, boardwalks, big-name bands, old-fashioned diners, challenging
casinos, historic homes, abundant campgrounds and dozens of other
attractions, all of which entice visitors from across the country and
the world. Names such as Atlantic City, Ocean City and Cape May evoke
immediate recognition and interest.


Dotting this famous coastline, 11 of the most beautiful and
well-maintained lighthouses beckon to travelers; though lesser-known
than some of the other significant sites, these masterpieces honor the
concern, determination and architecture of seafaring folk from the past
century. Today, the non-profit New Jersey Lighthouse Society preserves,
protects and educates the public about lighthouses through classes,
visits and special events.

This year, the 8th annual New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge takes
place on October 20 and 21. The two-day event challenges visitors to
discover the 11 land-based lighthouses spread across the state from
Sandy Hook to Cape May and Absecon. Visitors are invited to climb the
towers for nighttime views of the skylines, and will receive special
commemorative souvenirs when they do. Several of the lighthouses will
offer T-shirts and pins to remember the occasion. Most of the
lighthouses are handicap accessible and include restrooms; participants
must be at least 48 inches tall to climb to the top. Restaurants and
campgrounds abound throughout the area; check the Trailer Life RV Parks, Campgrounds & Services Directory for a list of parks.

For more information on the event or for general information:

Lighthouses Participating in Challenge 




Cape May

East Point

Finn’s Point

Hereford Inlet

Sandy Hook

Sea Girt


Tucker’s Island

Twin Lights


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