Sandy Hook videos
Beaches are only the beginning (3:34)
Sandy Hook’s beaches attract over two million people a year. But did you know about its bird habitat, salt marsh and the largest holly forest on the east coast?
Disappearing guns and nuclear missiles (4:28)
Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook defended New York Harbor using cutting-edge weaponry.
Life at an Army fort (3:09)
Sandy Hook has the oldest standing lighthouse in the U.S. But many of Fort Hancock’s military structures are just as significant. Photos: NPS, Sandy Hook Archives.
Did You Know?
All of Gateway NRA's units include sites that defended New York Harbor from attacks from the sea, from the Revolutionary War through World War II. They are Fort Hancock, Fort Tilden, and Fort Wadsworth. Learn about the history of coastal defense by visiting any of these sites. More...