• Overview

    Located in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area near the tip of the Sandy Hook peninsula overlooking the entrance to New York Harbor, this fort played a key role in harbor defense and navigation since 1764 when the Sandy Hook Lighthouse (the oldest operating lighthouse in America) was built.

  • Amenities

    Activities
    • Guided Tours
    • Self-guided tours
  • Nearby:

    •  Dining

      • The WindMill
        10.6 MI
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      • Pier Village
        11.3 MI
        732-923-0100 View >
      • Bobby's Burger Palace
        12.4 MI
        732-544-0200 View >
      • Mister C's Beach Bistro
        15.9 MI
        732-531-3665 View >
      • Liberty House Restaurant
        17.0 MI
        201-395-0300 View >
      • Maritime Parc
        17.0 MI
        201-413-0050 View >
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    •  Lodging

      • Blue Bay Inn
        3.9 MI
        732-708-9600 View >
      • Leonardo Motel
        4.6 MI
        732-291-9527 View >
      • SeaScape Manor
        5.0 MI
        732-291-8467 View >
      • BeachWalk at Sea Bright
        5.6 MI
        732-842-8450 View >
      • Quality Inn, Middletown/Red Bank
        7.2 MI
        732-671-3400 View >
      • The Oyster Point Hotel
        8.4 MI
        732-702-3132 View >
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    •  Activities

      • Sandy Hook Lighthouse
        0.2 MI
        732-872-5970 View >
      • New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium
        0.3 MI
        732-872-1300 View >
      • New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail
        1.0 MI
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      • Classic Boat Rides
        3.7 MI
        732-337-9292 View >
      • Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina
        3.7 MI
        732-291-1670 View >
      • Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor
        3.7 MI
        732-291-1670 View >
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