If you’re getting a little claustrophobic down on the boardwalk, I recommend taking a trip to the top of the Absecon Lighthouse. It’s the tallest lighthouse in Jersey and actually the third tallest in the United States. The bottom of the lighthouse is free to enter, but for $7 you can climb its 228 steps to the top. A few of the more athletic members of our family did it and really enjoyed it. It’s a beautiful view of the ocean from 171 feet up.