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Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Sandy Hook is a narrow coastal spit of land in the state of New Jersey.

Approximately twelve miles in length and one-half mile wide, it is in essence a large sand bar demarcating the southern entrance of Lower New York Harbor. Most of it has been designated as the Gateway National Recreation Area as part of the National Park Service.

Throughout history, it has formed a convenient anchorage for ships before proceeding into Upper New York Harbor.