Located at the most northern point of the island, Barnegat Light definitely has the biggest, widest beaches on LBI and may not be the best choice for a family with small children. The trek to the oceanfront is very long and can be hot and tiring, unless, of course, you take the tram. The tram stops at beaches between Fourth and Ninth streets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but takes a break from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. You must have a beach badge to take the tram. If you decide to walk, expect to be very thirsty when you reach the shore, have hot feet and very sandy shoes.
If you need a restroom, public facilities can be found at the boat ramp at Bayview Avenue and 10th Street; and at the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.
Crowds on the beaches and in Barnegat Light are mostly families, although there is a large fishing community because of the Viking Village docks nearby. The Barnegat Light Coast Guard Station is also located in the borough.