Sandy Hook, NJ
Bobby Olivier | NJ Advance Media For NJ.com
About Sandy Hook
If you’re searching for a true-blue beach getaway in Monmouth County, look no further. Sandy Hook, which is part of the multi-state Gateway National Recreation Area, is massive, with six miles of beach and multiple public areas at which to park and plant yourself. There are also wildlife trails to explore, and at the north end of the barrier split resides the Sandy Hook Lighthouse — the oldest operating lighthouse in the U.S. If you really want to be adventurous, Gunnison Beach is a nude beach. Oh, and you can see the Empire State Building on a clear day.