East Point Lighthouse with Secret Beach~ Top Things to see in the Philadelphia Area before you die

East Point Lighthouse

Heislerville, NJ
On the Delaware Bay

Top things to see in the Philadelphia Area before you die.

This is the 2nd NJ “secret beach” I am profiling. It is gorgeous.

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As pretty as a postcard at East Point Lighthouse

 

The East Point Lighthouse is on 10 Lighthouse Rd., but it’s on a dirt road with no sign.

We passed it and went straight to Bay Ave. Which we were glad we did. The views are stunning.

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View of the East Point Lighthouse on Bay Ave.

There are some gorgeous bay homes nestled amongst a no outlet road. Take a nice drive down.

We couldn’t believe how quiet and serene the place was. How beautiful the view is looking out on the bay.

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Gorgeous view of bay

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A serene beauty

We actually walked down Bay Ave. then back to the car. I climbed up a thing of asphalt and saw this below. The gorgeous water.

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Old decking

We then got back in the car to check out the lighthouse. There are also beautiful wetlands for nature lovers to seek out the many shorebirds and wildlife.

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Picture of the wetlands across the street

Now, this is the 2nd oldest standing lighthouse in NJ today. It was built in 1849 and only open to the public for tours a handful of times a year.

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Unobstructed Bay Views

Which because of those non-opening hours. It means no crowd. And guess what? They have a gorgeous almost private beach!

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The beach at the lighthouse

The water is very clear and much calmer than the ocean.

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What a tranquil beauty

Parking is on the dirt road next to the Lighthouse take a few steps away from your car and bam!

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Delaware Bay

The calm water 🙂

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Ahhh, refreshing, isn’t she?

This could be all yours. Enjoy the serenity. This was on a Saturday during the summer.

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This is fabulous everyone! Yup, a huge dork.

Tips: Bring bug spray and you may see horseshoe crabs coming to and fro the water, but that’s about it. Also, bring essentials like food and water. It’s a bit off the beaten path of where it is located.

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Serene at the bay, who knew?

As always, if you have any questions I’m here to answer!