Sandy Hook's Operating Hours

The 250-year-old Sandy Hook Lighthouse. The Lighthouse Keepers Quarters next door, built in 1883, is currently serving as the Sandy Hook Visitor Center.
The 250-year-old Sandy Hook Lighthouse. The Lighthouse Keepers Quarters next door, built in 1883, is currently serving as the Sandy Hook Visitor Center.

NPS / JERRY KASTEN, Volunteer-In-Parks

Sandy Hook Hours

  • Hours at Sandy Hook are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, except by permit. More updates on operations can be found here.
  • April 1 through October 31: Please look above for current hours due to COVID-19.

    There is a $15 charge per day for beach parking from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Parking at Fort Hancock is always free.
  • November 1 through March 31: The park is open 5 a.m. through 8 p.m. daily, except by permit.
  • All navigable marine waters within the park boundary are open 24 hours.
  • Visitor centers and contact stations closed until further notice.

Sandy Hook Lighthouse and Lighthouse Keepers Quarters / Visitor Center

  • Closed until further notice.
  • Visitor Center phone number: (732) 872-5970.

Additional Information

Can I bring my pet to Sandy Hook?

  • Pets and their owners may visit bayside beaches throughout the year. Pets are only allowed on oceanside beaches from September 15 - March 15. Pets are not permitted on oceanside beaches during the spring and summer because that is when the threatened piping plover builds nests in those locations.

    Pets must always be on a leash no longer than 6 feet.
 
Nike Site-Fall 2010

Nike Missile Radar Site
Parking Lot L at Horseshoe Cove

Tour the site where radar once guided nuclear missiles during the Cold War, with actual Nike veterans. Find out what is was like to go on full alert, stand the nuclear missiles up, and await further orders with your finger on the switch.
NOTE: Tours are unavailable until further notice.

Last updated: June 17, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone:

(718) 354-4606

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