The Conover Beacon is a lighthouse in Leonardo NJ.
It functioned as the front light of the now-discontinued Chapel Hill Range.
Year first lit 1856 (orig.)
1941 (current) Deactivated 1988 Construction Wood (orig.)
Steel (current) Tower shape hexagonal (orig.)
Skeletal w/cylinder (current) Height 55 ft (orig.)
45 ft (current)
This lighthouse has seen better days, but it's still an amazing light to see. It's steel structure survived Super Storm Sandy and is a true testament to what a lighthouse stands for, "A Beacon of Hope." It's worth the drive to take a walk on the rocky beach it stands on and make sure to bring your camera! And don't forget a bag or bucket! Lots of cool bricks, shells, and sea glass can be find on this mostly untouched strip of beach.