Welcome to Sandy Hook
The northernmost tip of the Jersey Shore is the Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area, a 7-mile barrier island at the entrance to New York Harbor. From your beach blanket, you can see the NYC skyline. The wide beaches, including NJ's only legal nude beach (Gunnison), are edged by a system of bike trails, while the bay side is great for fishing, kayaking and bird-watching.
Historic Fort Hancock and the nation's oldest operational lighthouse give a glimpse of Sandy Hook's prior importance as a military and navigational site.