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Reopening after Hurricane Sandy
By May 1 most, but not all, areas of the park will be open again for visitors to enjoy, with all lifeguarded beaches available by Memorial Day. The park will continue to work on areas that are not yet safe for visitors. Go ahead and start to Plan Your Visit now. Keep up with our progress here, and join our conversation on our Facebook page.
The National Park Service values your safety above all other concerns. For your safety, please respect the closure of park areas until they are deemed safe to reopen.
Sandy Hook is a 2,044 acre barrier beach peninsula at the northern tip of the New Jersey shore. The park includes seven miles of ocean beaches, salt marshes, hiking trails and a maritime holly forest. Historic sites include the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, the oldest surviving lighthouse in the United States.
Birding, hiking, wind surfing, fishing and exploring the park's natural and cultural resources are available year round.
Discover the three sites within Staten Island that share exciting opportunities in every season to exploring historic military fortifications, enjoying the ocean beaches, recreation, and discovering natural resources. The three areas of Staten Island Unit are:
Did You Know?
Did you know that Fort Hancock, unlike most Army posts during World War II, had a racially integrated unit? The 1225th Army Service Unit had African-American soldiers and in 1943 received a group from the Women's Army Corps. More...