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Gateway National Recreation, Sandy Hook

(4.4/5 based on 340 reviews on the web)
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 on your trip to Sandy Hook, use our Sandy Hook vacation route planner.
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  • Wonderful historic Fort with the lighthouse and beaches on both sides. An abundance of photo ops. The area known as OFFICER's ROW is currently seeking tenants to lease the buildings as an economic lif...  more »
  • We have been here twice and it was so serene listening to the waves. Cant wait for the summer to go to the beach and just sit there quietly.  more »
  • The bike path at Sandy Hook is very easy, flat, paved, well-marked, and scenic. The path is about 8 miles long. It provides access to several beaches and also traverses Fort Hancock which is an old mi...  more »
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  • This is the most beautiful place on the planet and I have often wished that I could live on this lovely peninsula. The beauty of the ocean coupled with the vegetation and historic landmarks make this place a bit magical, especially at sunrise (or sunset.)
  • I've only been to Sandy Hook,but it was great!Very nice and quaint,fort Hancock almost fooled me for a town!The gift shop is a little bit on the pricier side,but still great.And the bike paths are very well maintained.
  • Beautiful beaches! Such a fun and easy ferry ride from NYC.
  • The beaches are great, sandy beaches for laying out and rock beaches perfect for sea glass hunting. The historical sites are still getting restored after the hurricane but it's coming back!!
  • A great place to escape life and enjoy nature.