Sandy Hook [Gateway National Recreation Area]

Sandy Hook [Gateway National Recreation Area]

40.460686, -74.002011

With all the beach-goers summer weekends can be busy.   Hikers will find trails, a multi-use pathway, and ocean beaches open for walking.

Sandy Hook is a unit of Gateway National Recreation Area, created by Congress in 1972 to provide parkland around New York Harbor - the gateway through which millions of immigrants entered the New World.  The park includes six miles of ocean beaches, the waters of Sandy Hook Bay, salt marshes, hiking trails, shorebird habitat, historic...

Park Acreage:

2044.00 acres


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Contact Information

Web Link:

Gateway National Recreation Area – Sandy Hook Unit


(732) 872-5970


Some times and places; check with park

Dogs in park:

See park description

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December 11, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Impact

Click for official information concerning what is closed and what is open at Gateway National Recreation Area.

Also see "Gateway Recreation Area, Most of It Still Closed After Storm, Faces Long Recovery," New York Times, December 11, 2012 (p. A28).

Phil McLewin
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