Sandy Hook Hours of Operation
NPS / JERRY KASTEN, Volunteer-In-Parks
Looking for something fun to do?
Gateway's latest seasonal Program Guide includes nature walks and history tours and programs for Sandy Hook as well as the areas of the park in New York.
Sandy Hook Lighthouse and Lighthouse Keepers Quarters / Visitor Center
Group Tours of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse
Can I bring my pet to Sandy Hook?
Pets and their owners may visit bayside beaches throughout the year. Pets can visit oceanside beaches from Labor Day through mid-March only. Pets are not permitted on oceanside beaches during the spring and summer because that is when the threatened piping plover builds nests in those locations. Pets must always be on a leash.
Nike Missile Radar Site
Tour the site where radar once guided nuclear missiles during the Cold War, with actual Nike veterans. Find out what is was like to go on full alert, stand the nuclear missiles up, and await further orders with your finger on the switch.
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...