Gateway National Recreation, Sandy Hook

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Explore coastal landscapes and lush wilderness at Gateway National Recreation, a conglomeration of several different protected regions full of opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors. Visit the park, spanning 10,767 hectares (26,607 acres), and delve into its range of landscapes, from sand dunes and marshland to historical military forts. You can hit the network of trails for cyclists, roller-bladers, skaters, and hikers to traverse the area efficiently and move from point to point. Keep your eyes open for the abundant wildlife in the area, including a wide array of bird species that call the region home. Be sure to check the Park Service's website for information about special talks, programs, events, and activities held on park grounds. To visit Gateway National Recreation and other attractions in Sandy Hook, use our Sandy Hook attractions planner.
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  • People don't often think of visiting beaches in the "off season" but the Gateway National Recreation area at Sandy Hook takes on a winter charm — and is much less crowded! It is a place of muted color...  more »
  • I stay around 40 mins drive from it and this is my favorite though Jersey Sore have many beaches. Best thing is, the sunset, and this is like an island which give around 360 views from New York to lon...  more »
  • Beautiful beach and the trip by ferry to reach them. Too cold to enjoy it. Excellent to take a break from the Big Apple in a summer visit. There are solitary sectors without infrastructure and other more populated and best served (put food, baths). Highly recommended!
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  • I love Sandy Hook my family has been laying on that beach for 3generations so much to do and c great concerts great bird in kayaking long walks along the beach sun & fun !!!!!
  • great for cycling. dedicated paths. lots of deer, wild cacti, and nice trails!
  • Beautiful beaches, historic military structures. Revolutionary war era lighthouse. Wildlife sanctuary.
  • Real nice Federal park. Lots of radio controlled activities. HARP is great. Camping, boating, fishing........Circus stops here .
  • Great recreation area. Very busy in the summer. Parking can fill up on great beach days. Yes there is a nude beach.
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