Gateway National Recreation, Sandy Hook

#2 of 10 in Nature in Jersey Shore
Must see · State Park · Wildlife Area
Explore coastal landscapes and lush wilderness at Gateway National Recreation, a conglomeration of several different protected regions full of opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors. Visit the park, spanning 10,767 hectares (26,607 acres), and delve into its range of landscapes, from sand dunes and marshland to historical military forts. You can hit the network of trails for cyclists, roller-bladers, skaters, and hikers to traverse the area efficiently and move from point to point. Keep your eyes open for the abundant wildlife in the area, including a wide array of bird species that call the region home. Be sure to check the Park Service's website for information about special talks, programs, events, and activities held on park grounds. To visit Gateway National Recreation and other attractions in Sandy Hook, use our Sandy Hook attractions planner.
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  • Gateway which locals simply call a trip to Sandy Hook is a lifelong destination for me. I have been visiting since I was a child. I still get excited entering the area and being surrounded by such...  more »
  • Weather was cooler but still sunny. Lots of people still tanning at the beach. It is a walk from parking to the beach water. Or you could enjoy the path from parking areas all the way to top past the....  more »
  • A really nice place to spend the day. Lots of beaches with access to ocean and bay. Beaches have restrooms and food vendors. Also some great hiking trails and boardwalks for viewing wildlife. Good opportunities at the tip of the hook for surf fishermen. Easy access by car and ferry.
  • We went here yesterday, unfortunately we forgot our car keys and phone inside the car. Luckily we met the guys who take care the bathroom and we told them that the car keys and the phone were inside the car. They were calling ranger right away . In few minutes later the ranger came and help us to unlock the car.God blessed you all ,you save our family. They are very professional and helpful 👍
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