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My favorite beach

Love it. There is always parking and doesn't get too packed on the sand. Nice and clean but I can't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Graciela G
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Lots for history lovers and lighthouse visitors.

This lighthouse is not extremely high, but could be a little tricky to get to the top as you need... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeannie G
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Middletown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love it. There is always parking and doesn't get too packed on the sand. Nice and clean but I can't stand all the smoking people.

Thank Graciela G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This lighthouse is not extremely high, but could be a little tricky to get to the top as you need to go through a small door at the top to gain access to the very top at the light. A small room adjacent to the...More

Thank Jeannie G
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Make sure you plan on spending a few hours exploring the old army housing the Sandy Hook Lighthouse surrounds. Beautiful peaceful area great for a picnic or a casual stroll doing the day. The lighthouse is closed due to renovations until May so be advised.

Thank Dan E
Reviewed 22 February 2018

If you like history, you will love this place. Plenty to see, from the barracks, lighthouse, bunkers, big guns, beaches, etc. Rent a bike and ride along the paved trails, visit the beaches, surf fish or just hike around. Barbecue areas near the lighthouse as...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Great history of the area in the light keeper's house but the lighthouse itself is under reconstruction and will be closed until next spring.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Easy to get to, no entrance fee after Labor Day. Lots of history here and with interesting and informative displays - and Fort Hancock is right next door. Easy parking, too. Kid was disappointed as one has to be 4-feet (48 inches) tall to climb...More

Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Had a short visit at the Sandy Hook Lighthouse. We knew the lighthouse itself was closed for renovation, but the small house was a nice look-see and the rangers were knowledgeable about the Middletown area. Drove around the now-defunct Fort Hancock and Proving Grounds near...More

Thank JustaHoosier
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We went to this area for biking and saw the light-house from the outside. It is beautiful and well maintained. If one is following the Multi-use Path, you will not miss it. There are benches and we sat there and took a few pictures. Beautiful...More

Thank Asad I
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I love visiting Sandy Hook and the lighthouse is no exception. Being more local, and how crowded it is during the late spring/summer, my favorite time to visit is in the fall and early spring.

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The lighthouse is simple and basic - there are a few spots for a picnic and a really great bird sanctuary in walking distance. There are remains of the WW2 defenses - large cement batteries and pill boxes that were constructed during the war.... and...More

Thank David P
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