Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook (HMF1K)

Location: Highlands, NJ 07732 Monmouth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 25.615', W 73° 59.058'

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Gateway National Recreation Area

— Sandy Hook Unit —

Stretching off the northern tip of the New Jersey Shore, the 1,650 acre peninsula preserves six miles of ocean beaches enjoyed by more than two million visitors a year. But there's much more.

Beyond its well-known beaches, sand dunes and salt marshes extend to Sandy Hook Bay. These coastal environments support and array of wildlife, including more than 300 species of migratory and native birds. Offshore, dozens of fish species and other aquatic life thrive in these waters.

Sandy Hook has history, too. Its lighthouse, the oldest in the nation, has guided shipping since 1764. Forts here protected New York Harbor for two centuries. Explore Fort Hancock and discover Sandy Hook's role in navigation and the defense of our nation.
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HM NumberHMF1K
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 6:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586158 N 4475637
Decimal Degrees40.42691667, -73.98430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 25.615', W 73° 59.058'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 25' 36.90" N, 73° 59' 3.48" W
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Area Code(s)732
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4988-4998 Hartshorne Dr, Highlands NJ 07732, US
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