Located less than one hour from Manhattan at the northern tip of the New Jersey shore, Sandy Hook is a popular destination for those seeking a weekend getaway from the city. In fact, this national park receives more than two million visitors each year.
Most people come to Sandy Hook for its outdoor appeal. Surfing, kite surfing, and windsurfing are popular activities during summer months, otherwise known as peak season.
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The park also features a five-mile-long pathway for walkers, cyclists, and runners. Sandy Hook is also home to the largest nude beach in the entire northeast, Gunnison Beachlocated at the northern end of the island near Fort Hancock. It is the only nude beach in New Jersey and receives more than 5, visitors a day during summer weekends.
Before the Ambrose Channel was built at the turn of the 20th century, ships could only gain access to New York City by passing through the waters off the coast of Sandy Hook — making this a very strategic location. The museum features a jail cell exhibit, so you can see exactly what is was like to be a soldier under arrest.
Sandy Hook also features the oldest working lighthouse in the country. When it was built init was only feet from the water.
Tours of the lighthouse are available from April through December. Sandy Hook features only one restaurant, The Seagulls Nestwhich serves basic American fare like hamburgers and hot dogs. It also closes at dusk along with the park.
Visitors should head to the Highlands for dining options ranging from Mexican, Cuban, Jamaican, and Italian. If you like seafood, be sure to dine at the world-famous Bahrs Restaurant on the water.
The Highlands boasts a nightlife scene as well. Sugar Shack on Bay Avenue features Jamaican food and live entertainment five nights a week.
Visitors do not need a car to get to Sandy Hook, although it is the preferred method of transportation for most. Ferry services run directly from Manhattan to Sandy Hook during the summer and Highlands in the offseason. Water taxis are also available from the Highlands to Sandy Hook.
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If you like the articles we publish, maybe you can be one of our writers too! Make travel plans, then write a story for us! Outdoor Appeal Most people come to Sandy Hook for its outdoor appeal. Famous Lighthouse Sandy Hook also features the oldest working lighthouse in the country.
The Sandy Hook Lighthouse is the oldest in the country. Dining and Nightlife If you like seafood, be sure to dine at the world-famous Bahrs Restaurant on the water.
Getting There Visitors do not need a car to get to Sandy Hook, although it is the preferred method of transportation for most. Bay of Kotor, Montenegro's Amazing Boka. Link Text. Open link in a new tab.
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