New Jersey Lighthouses

List of all lighthouses in the state of New Jersey as identified by the United States Coast Guard and other historical sources.

Focal height and coordinates are taken from the 1907 United States Coast Guard Light List, while location and dates of activation, automation, and deactivation are taken from the United States Coast Guard Historical information site for lighthouses.

Name Image Location Year first lit Current Lens Focal Height
Absecon Light Atlantic City 1857 Decorative Unknown
Barnegat Lighthouse Barnegat Light 1835 (Former)
1857 (Current)
VRB-25 163 163 ft (50 m)
Brandywine Shoal Light None Delaware Bay
1828 (Former)
1914 (Current)
Unknown 060 60 ft (18 m)
Cape May Light Cape May Point 1823 (Former)
1859 (Current)
VRB-25 Unknown
Chapel Hill Rear Range Light None Leonardo 1856 None Unknown
Conover Beacon Leonardo 1856 None Unknown
Cross Ledge Light None Downe Township 1875 None 058 58 ft (18 m)
East Point (Maurice River) Light Heislerville 1849 Fourth-order Fresnel Unknown
Elbow of Cross Ledge Light Delaware Bay
1910 None 061 61 ft (19 m)
Finns Point Range Light Pennsville Township 1877 None Unknown
Great Beds Light South Amboy 1880 Unknown 057 57 ft (17 m)
Hereford Inlet Light North Wildwood 1874 VRB-25 Unknown
Ludlam's Beach Light Sea Isle City 1885 None Unknown
Miah Maull Shoal Light None Downe Township 1913 500mm 059 59 ft (18 m)
Navesink Twin Lights Highlands 1828 (Former)
1862 (Current)
Unknown Unknown
Robbins Reef Light Bayonne 1839 (Former)
1883 (Current)
300mm 056 56 ft (17 m)
Romer Shoal Light Lower New York Bay 1838 (Former)
1898 (Current)
190mm 054 54 ft (16 m)
Sandy Hook Light Middletown Township
(Sandy Hook)
1764 Unknown Unknown
Sea Girt Light Sea Girt 1896 None 060 60 ft (18 m)
Ship John Shoal Light Delaware Bay
1877 VRB-25 050 50 ft (15 m)
Tinicum Island Rear Range Light Paulsboro 1880 DCB-24 Unknown
Tucker's Beach Light Tuckerton 1848 (Original)
1980s (Replica)
Waackaack Rear Range Light None Keansburg 1856
(The last L.H.
was built in 1894)
None Unknown

Touring New Jersey's Lighthouses

New Jersey's coastal heritage is a proud one, with lighthouses playing a starring role. This book visits eleven lighthouses accessible to the public, exploring their history as proud community sentinels and guardians of sea traffic passing treacherous rocks and shoals. From the Sandy Hook lighthouse in the north -- the nation's oldest beacon -- to popular tourist destination Cape May Point on the southern tip of the state, you can explore a great variety of styles, including the fortress-style Twin Lights, Victorian Gothic, and iron towers thrust into the sky. This is the perfect introductory tour, with a general history of lighthouses, and a thoroughly researched overview of the each light's history and function. If you have already visited some or these lights, this book will serve as a great memento. If you' have yet to discover these proud sentinels, this book will help you plan an adventure.