The lighthouse sits on beautifully landscaped grounds with a gift shop and a small educational center which is free. However, if you want to climb all 212 steps to the lookout point, you will have to pay the admission price to enter the lighthouse itself. The view from the top of the lighthouse is incredible! You can see for miles upon miles.
On the property you'll find two accesses to the beach. You can go on the beach and enjoy it for FREE here with no beach tags required. In addition, there are public restrooms that you can use, a few picnic pavilions and some walking trails that you can enjoy. It's a beautiful park and beach area that is 100% family-friendly. If you're going to spend the afternoon or day here...pack a lunch and a cooler full of beverages, because there are no eateries located on the property or in the park.
If you plan on visiting the Southern New Jersey Coast or you are a lighthouse fan, this one is a must see and it's one of my absolute favorite lighthouses in the state of New Jersey.