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National Park Service
Gateway is open all year round. 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 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?
Fort Wadsworth, located on Staten Island at the Narrows (next to the Verrazano Bridge), is one of the oldest military sites in the nation. This site has controlled the entrance to New York Harbor since the Washington administration.