Nestled on the northern tip of the island, Barnegat Light Borough was named after a famous lighthouse. Less than one square mile in area, the borough preserves the charm and tranquility of yesterday’s small seashore towns. The borough is best known for the commercial fishing fleet along the l8th Street bayside docks. Also along this dock are a number of fishing vessels and sightseeing boats as well as quaint Viking Village shops. The town constructed a south jetty for a three-quarter-mile beach, fishing piers, and bird-watching area. Other highlights include the Barnegat Light Historical Society Museum and Edith Duff Gwinn Gardens.