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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 offer opportunities to explore historic military fortifications, enjoy the ocean beaches, bike,run or play an organized sport, and discover natural resources. The three areas of Staten Island Unit are:
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...