Introduction to Barnegat, New Jersey
Barnegat, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 13 miles S of Toms River, New Jersey and 51 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is in the Monmouth - Ocean area. There are 15,270 residents in Barnegat.
Barnegat Township was formed with portions of land obtained from Stafford Township and Toms River Township. It was incorporated in March 1846 as Union Township. In the beginning it was a part of Monmouth County, but in February 1850 it was attached to Ocean County. The town was named Barnegat in January, 1977. The name was based upon Barnegat Bay which is nearby.
Barnegat and nearby Attractions
- Virginia Perle Art Gallery
- Blackbeard's Cave
- Picadilly Playland
- Barnegat Light House
- Heritage Village
- Island Beach State Park
Things To Do In Barnegat
Barnegat is located near the beautiful Barnegat Bay. The town has a recreation department which organizes interesting activities throughout the year. The waterfront offers beautiful views and is a wonderful place to relax. The Barnegat Lighthouse is worth a visit.
One can get air transportation from the Atlantic City International Airport.
Barnegat Higher Education
The Ocean County College and Richard Stockton College are two of the nearest colleges.