Barnegat Light Most Beautiful Spot in Ocean County

We are very happy and proud that Barnegat Light has been selected as the most beautiful spot in Ocean County, as described in the article on below:

Editor’s note: A version of this story originally ran in 2016, but the post has been revised and updated.

They don’t call New Jersey the Garden State for nothing. It’s absolutely gorgeous. That’s right, despite all the stupid jokes and cliches you’ve heard about New Jersey being an industrial wasteland or the nation’s armpit, some of the most beautiful sights in the country can be found right here. Mountains. Beaches. Farms. You guessed it, gardens. New Jersey has it all!

But where are the most beautiful places of all? While everyone may have a different opinion and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we did our research to find the most beautiful place in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties.

Did we get it right? Did we miss your favorite beautiful spot? Let us know what you think in the comment section.

By Jeremy Schneider | NJ Advance Media for


Ocean County: Barnegat Light

New Jersey’s beaches are among the best in the world, and Long Beach Island is 18 miles of sandy beauty. At the northern tip of the island is Barnegat Light, which not only is an example of the quintessential natural New Jersey beach but also has Old Barney, one of the greatest lighthouses in all of the Garden State.

Click here for the results for the other counties.