Sandy beach
Cliff jumping
Hike-in Required
Sensitive Habitat
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There are six beaches available at Sandy Hook. There are four beaches, B,C,D, and E, on the southeast side, and two more on the northern part. Separating the beaches is a beach designating just for fishing. The beaches are large, and there is plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the sun. The best part of all the beaches is the view. Directly to the north is a panoramic view of New York City. Beach B has all the amenities you can look for at a national park as well as a lifeguard station right at the entryway. Lined with sand dunes covered in green, Beach B is a relaxing spot along the Northern New Jersey Shore. 

Beach B offers a comfortable setting with scenic views. With a large parking lot, beach access is very easy. Before you enter there is a patio with restrooms, showers, food stand, and the lifeguard station. As you walk past the patio you will see the entrance through the dunes in front of you. The beach is almost 100 yards wide, and it is lined by man-made dunes. The 7-mile bike path that loops around Sandy Hook runs right by Beach B. 

There are plenty of things to do at Sandy Hook. You can hike among some ruins, bird watch, visit the Sandy Hook Lighthouse or explore the history of Fort Hancock. Kayaking, kite surfing, and bike rental shops are scattered throughout the park. Beach B offers everything from a relaxing day at the beach to an activity filled afternoon.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Open Year-round



Large beaches. Great views. Public restrooms.


Can be crowded. Fees.


Family friendly



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