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Gateway National Recreation Area

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If you are in Sea Bright and have some spare time, visit the Gateway National Recreation Area. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
fabian_js_1
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Shanghai, China
Good for locals in the Winter.

This place is great for locals to take their dogs in the Winter. You cannot go anywhere near the... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
rubyesq2000
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NJ
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Site of the oldest lighthouse in America.
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Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, NJ
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are in Sea Bright and have some spare time, visit the Gateway National Recreation Area. It's an old abandon Battery mostly used in the WW2. And if walk all up to the top of the peninsula you have a very special view to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank fabian_js_1
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This place is great for locals to take their dogs in the Winter. You cannot go anywhere near the place in the Summer. It is too crowded!!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rubyesq2000
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Peaceful, beautiful - best before memorial day or after labor day. Go for a bike ride, a walk or to the beach

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dmaabbey
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Sandy Hook is a fantastic beach area about 1.5 hours (driving) or 1 hour (ferry) off of NYC. It's pack it in pack it out, but there are sometimes food trucks, and there's multiple beaches for kids (lifeguards), fishing, etc. I recommend lot B as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon at the beach after work. Drove through rain haze and fog on the way to Sandy Hook. When I arrived the sea breeze had blown the gloom inland and the beach was warm, beautiful, clean and uncrowded....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tbill84701
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I have been going here for sixty years and it never gets old (like me)! Forts, beaches galore, artillery and missile displays, the oldest lighthouse in the USA, bike paths,and its all free after Labor Day. Free tours of the military base and lighthouse (check...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Peter L
Reviewed September 27, 2018

The Gateway National Recreation Area stretches from various spots in New York, but having visited several of the New York locations, I can say easily that the Sandy Hook Unit is the best to visit for various reasons. The ride though Sandy Hook is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lou1776
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse tour provides a great view of the harbor, plus impressed on you how sturdy lighthouses are built. The Coast Guard buildings are being refurbished. Plus there are artillery emplacements to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joseph D
Reviewed September 21, 2018

It's a really lovely drive to get to the beach. There is loads of parking and ample but basic bathroom facilities. There is a short walk to the beach which may have water of the walkway if there has been heavy rain. I really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EmJayBV
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

No school today so drove down to park for a bike ride. No entry fee and got so much out this place for free today! Sandy Hook has a beautiful 8 mile bike path separate from the road. It goes through some really cool areas....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Patrice H
November 2, 2018|
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Response from dnarx79 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to Uber or take the shuttle bus
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Cathleen P
September 3, 2018|
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Response from carrieh256 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but be careful as there are no lifeguards on duty. You can park at one of the lots swim in the bay which is calm and quiet
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LynneM1522
July 20, 2018|
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Response from Funge765 | Reviewed this property |
Camping is not allowed on beach but they have a campground in between parking lots and off bike trail. Camping reservations can be made online at recreation.gov. Rates $30.00 per night $210.00 per week (7 nights) $15.00... More
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