SEA GIRT LIGHTHOUSE
Protecting The Coast Since 1896
ABOUT SEA GIRT LIGHTHOUSE
Sea Girt Lighthouse, at Ocean Avenue and Beacon Boulevard in Sea Girt, New Jersey, flashed its first light December 10, 1896. The beacon, which could be seen 15 miles at sea, guided countless mariners in their journeys and contributed to the state’s economic growth and helped make sailing through local waters safer.
The lighthouse was built to illuminate a blind spot midway in the 38½-mile stretch between Navesink Lighthouse (Twin Lights) to the north and Barnegat Lighthouse to the south. It also served as a landmark for nearby Sea Girt Inlet and Wreck Pond.
By the early 1900s, there were some 40 light stations – lighthouses, lightships and range lights – along New Jersey’s 130-mile coastline. Just over half of them survive. But only 11 of the original lighthouses, including Sea Girt, are open to the public.
SGLCC Seeks New Members
To members of the Sea Girt Lighthouse Citizens Committee, your trustees thank you for your support and volunteer efforts. If you are not yet a member, consider joining some 450 of your neighbors.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Fellowship of other lighthouse enthusiasts.
Rewards of helping to maintain an historic building and tell its story.
Invitations to the annual meeting featuring a topical speaker, the summer party and December reception.
PUBLIC TOUR HOURS
Due to the pandemic, we are currently closed to all tours.
Sea Girt Lighthouse Citizens Committee
Sea Girt, NJ 08750