It would be the last live-in lighthouse built in the United States. In September of 1934, this unique two-story, brick lighthouse with its flashing red light, gave aid to the passengers and crew of a luxury ocean liner who had abandoned ship when fire had engulfed the ship. Later, during World War II, the lighthouse was used as headquarters for the Coast Guard's beach patrols on the lookout for German U-boats.
With the many contributions of period furnishings, paintings, historic maps, local photographs, and lighthouse memorabilia, the Sea Girt Lighthouse has become almost a museum.
Sea Girt Lighthouse is open April through November on Sundays between 2 and 4 p.m.