Monmouth County Lighthouses are majestic beacons, silent sentinels that guard time and mariners alike. It's a testament to the craftsmanship of their construction that so many lighthouses survive today, after years of fighting the awe-inspiring force of the sea. Each one that remains tell its own fascinating tale of bygone seafarers and the dangers they faced. Lighthouse enthusiasts will certainly enjoy Monmouth County's treasures. Those open to the public are located in some of the most beautiful and adventurous settings you'll visit.
Sandy Hook Lighthouse
Gateway National Recreation Area
On weekends, volunteers from the New Jersey Lighthouse Society lead tours of the lighthouse. Tours are first-come-first served and you must be 48 inches tall to climb the tower.
Lighthouse grounds are open everyday.
Hours: Weekends 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Beginning April 1st through December
Twin Lights Lighthouse
Twin Lights Historic Site
Lighthouse Road, Highlands 07732
Today, the museum features well-interpreted exhibits of the lighthouse, Life-Saving Service and other memorabilia. Weather permitting, The Twin Lights offer an excellent view of New York City and Sandy Hook.
Hours: Everyday 10 a.m. thru 5 p.m.
(Memorial Day through Labor Day)
**Wed - Sun the rest of the year**
Sea Girt Lighthouse
Ocean Ave, Sea Girt 08750
Sea Girt at Wreck Pond was completed in 1896, the lighthouse was commissioned and the beacon turned on December 10, 1896.The lighthouse was first, incorrectly, called Squan Inlet Lighthouse until changed to Sea Girt Lighthouse March 1, 1897.
Hours: Every Sunday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Opens April 23 thru November