Brighton at Barnegat

A 55+ Community in Barnegat, New Jersey

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Welcome to Brighton at Barnegat

    Brighton at Barnegat is the resort lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of living -- but at a price you can’t beat. This premier, age-qualified community in Barnegat, New Jersey, is close to the beach and bay. This region of southern Ocean County is charming, nestled in the scenic pinelands and just a hop to the Atlantic Ocean, Long Beach Island and Barnegat Bay.


    Brighton offers a vibrant quality of life, charming homes, a thriving community, and a long list of activities and social opportunities on-site. The community itself offers beautiful, low-maintenance homes on large, landscaped lots, a lovely community clubhouse. Enjoy swimming in the pool, relax in the lounge or sun patio, hit ball on the champion-sized pool table, and connect with nature outside, whether you’re hiking nature paths or having a picnic.

    Community Features / Amenities
    • Activities Clubs  • Picnic Area 
    • Billiards Room /Community/Features/2475.jpg • RV, Boat & Trailer Storage Area 
    • Clubhouse /Community/Features/2470.jpg • Shuffleboard Courts (indoor & outdoor) 
    • Community Center /Community/Features/2903.jpg • Swimming Pool /Community/Features/2471.jpg
    • Fishing Lake  • Tennis Court 
    • Organized Activities  • Walking Trails 
    Area Attractions/ Entertainment

    As if the incredible community at Brighton at Barnegat isn’t enough, the surrounding area offers everything you could need. Barnegat is a quick drive to the ocean, bay, beaches, and ample cultural and recreational opportunities.

    Here are just a few attractions that this area offers:


    * A rich history. Barnegat used to be a leading seaport in the area, specializing in ship-building, glassmaking, and fishing. Today, the community honors the past with an active and exciting historic district, where you can enjoy parks, shops, antique centers -- and even a historic ice cream parlor.
    * More than 6 miles of waterfront, including a public dock, boat-launching facilities, a boardwalk, bathing beach, fishing, and crabbing.
    * A thriving business community.
    * Only 60  miles east of Philadelphia and 90 miles south of New York City.
    * Don’t miss the annual Pirate Festival, which was featured in the Spike TV show, “1000 Ways to Die,” about unusual deaths. According to legend, a sword-swallower died trying to swallow an umbrella.
    * Easy access to the Garden State Parkway and major state and county highways.
    * Various options for camping, such as Brookville Campgrounds, a full-service campground.
    * The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and its pristine marshes. A great place to bird-watch.
    * Ample unique shopping opportunities, including  Angela’s Carousel Collections (antiques and crystal chandeliers); Bay Avenue Antiques; and Unshredded Nostalgia (a metro-style poster gallery and antique shop).
    * Many ways to get on the water, such as Barnegat Township Boat Ramp or the Barnegat Township Public Dock (with crabbing and fishing). You can also rent kayaks at Meadowitch Park and take kayaking lessons and tours through New Jersey Kayak.
    * The Ocean County Library offers many exhibits, discussions, and events. 
    * The Barnegat Lighthouse, on the northern tip of Long Beach Island, which has been called one of the most crucial "change-of-course" points for coastal vessels. Today, you can check out the park as part of a maritime site on the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail.

    Local Information / Providers
    Cable: Comcast - 505 N. Main Street, Manahawkin - 800-266-2278
    Phone: Comcast - 505 N. Main Street, Manahawkin - 800-266-2278
    Driver’s License Bureau: Manahawkin Motor Vehicles - 712 E. Bay Ave. # 7, Manahawkin - 609-292-6500 - state.nj.us
    Post Office: 830 W. Bay Avenue, Unit 1, Barnegat - 609-698-0158 or 800-275-8777
    Electric: Atlantic City Electric Co - 457 Main St, West Creek - 800-642-3780
    Town Government: Barnegat Municipal Complex, 900 W. Bay Ave, Barnegat Twp - 609-698-0080 - barnegat.net
    Gas: NJ Natural Gas - 775 Vassar Ave, Lakewood - 732-240-4500
    Voter Registration: NJ Division of Elections - 225 West State St., Fifth Floor, Trenton - 609-292-3760 - njelections.org
    Internet: Comcast - 505 N. Main Street, Manahawkin - 800-266-2278
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    35 Brighton Road, Route 72, Barnegat, NJ 08005 Phone: 609-698-4134 Fax: 312-205-1210