• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.

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Getting to Sandy Hook on Public Transportation

Take the ferry from Manhattan to New Jersey to enjoy the beaches at Sandy Hook.

Take the ferry from Manhattan to New Jersey to enjoy the beaches at Sandy Hook.

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See Sandy Hook by bus or ferry!

Air Transportation: The closest airport to Sandy Hook is Newark Liberty Airport, approximately 40 miles from the park entrance.

Bus:

  • New Jersey Transit Bus 834 stops near the park entrance. Phone 1-973-275-5555 for schedule.
  • Academy Lines bus service operates direct from New York City to Highlands. Phone 732-291-1300 or 800-242-1339 for schedule.

Train:

  • New Jersey Transit's North Jersey Coast Line to Red Bank, then NJT Bus 834 to Highlands. Buses drop off at or near entrance to Sandy Hook - no transportation into the park. Phone 1-973-275-5555.

Water Transportation: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend visitors from Manhattan can take a high speed ferry to Sandy Hook.

Taxi: Taxi service can provide service into the park by linking the bus stop and ferry dock in Highlands, and the local train stations.

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