Gateway National Recreation, Sandy Hook

4.5
#2 of 10 in Nature in Jersey Shore
State Park · Nature / Park
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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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  • Incredible birdwatching and beaches. Plenty of wide-open beaches on the bayside and oceanside. Check out McFly's On the Hook for a cold drink, a cup of coffee and a delicious milkshake. 
    Incredible birdwatching and beaches. Plenty of wide-open beaches on the bayside and oceanside. Check out McFly's On the Hook for a cold drink, a cup of coffee and a delicious milkshake.  more »
  • I've been coming here since I was a kid and its the closest beach exit for me from Northern Jersey. I like the rawness about this place. wish it was cleaner but then again its Jersey and as clean as.....  more
    I've been coming here since I was a kid and its the closest beach exit for me from Northern Jersey. I like the rawness about this place. wish it was cleaner but then again its Jersey and as clean as.....  more »
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  • Would be 5 stars if it didn't feel like a prison camp.
  • What I love about this beach is the ability to go from the quiet calm bay side to the wave crashing shore side by just walking across the street.

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