Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook is located on a barrier beach peninsula on the Northeast tip of the New Jersey shore. Located at the entrance of New York harbor it had significant importance in coastal defense throughout history. Sandy Hook's unique location and history allows visitors to engage in a variety of recreational activities. Visitors enjoy beaches, hiking trails, fishing, camping, biking, walking and/or running on the multi-use path, boating, picnicking, and visiting historic Fort Hancock, where the Sandy Hook Chapel is located. 

The Sandy Hook Chapel has become a popular event venue over the years with its spectacular views of Sandy Hook Bay, vaulted ceilings, wood plank floors, and intimate upstairs. 

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