A destination for two million visitors a year
Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit covers most of the Sandy Hook peninsula off the coast of central New Jersey. There you will find miles of amazing beaches, overnight camping, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the county, the Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark and a former life-saving station. It's a great place to stroll, swim, fish, bird watch, discover your history or work on your tan.
Maps of the Sandy Hook Unit
Sandy Hook Base Map
This district covers the entire peninsula, preserving the military history of Sandy Hook. It is a great place to walk around or ride your bike. Fort Hancock Historic Post includes most of the distinctive yellow brick buildings where the Army ran operations and where officers and enlisted men and women lived.
Last updated: December 7, 2022