Amazing Must See Lighthouses at the Jersey Shore!
It is the oldest operating lighthouse in America, it’s 257 year's old. The Sandy Hook Lighthouse, designed by Isaac Conro, was built in 1764.
The Sandy Hook Lighthouse has been lit for nearly 300 years except for being darkened during times of war.....Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. Sandy Hook Lighthouse is part of the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area in Highlands, Monmouth County.
We visited the park and it's full of intriguing historical artifacts and great place to mix history with exercise as you can get a great walk in. Take in some of the sights of Fort Hancock, while visiting the Lighthouse.
Sandy Hook Lighthouse stands about 103 feet and at the time we visited, we were able to climb to top. Check with the park now for visitation hours and policies, as everything has been different for tourism, due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.
I put together a photo gallery below for you to check out many of the great lighthouses of the Jersey Shore. I have visited and photographed each one of these and each is unique in its own way. So scroll below and see many of the beautiful lighthouses right here in the Garden State.