It's National Lighthouse Day (who knew?) and you can celebrate by checking out some of our coolest local treasures!

Head up to the northern end of Monmouth County to check out the Sandy Hook Lighthouse.

Sandy Hook Lighthouse
Sandy Hook Lighthouse (Flickr user Nesster)

After you see Sandy Hook, turn around and look across the bay to Highlands, and check out the Navesink Twin Lightson top of the hill. (This is a fun place to check out with the kids before the summer ends, open everyday from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.!)

Navesink Twin Lights Lighthouse in Highlands
Navesink Twin Lights (Roman Pavlyuk, Flickr)

Then make the trek down to Barnegat Light on LBI in southern Ocean County to see Old Barney -- the Barnegat Lighthouse.

Old Barney - Barnegat Lighthouse
Old Barney (Tony Fischer Photography, Flickr)

Yet another reason to be proud to live at the Jersey Shore!

What are some of your favorite historical hot spots at the Jersey Shore? Tell us in the comment section below!