The Sandy Hook Lighthouse

Sandy Hook Lighthouse

Photographer: John Van Decker/Alamy

Click to Enlarge

Attractions

Highlands,  New Jersey
$
The Sandy Hook Lighthouse, in Fort Hancock, NJ, was completed in 1764 to warn incoming mariners of a low-lying sand deposit that stretches more than six miles out to sea. It has since survived lightning strikes, nor'easters, state feuds (NY wanted it), and assaults during the Revolutionary War (including a British occupation). Take a free tour this summer.
Last Reviewed February 2012
More Ways To Get Coastal Living

Advertisement

 

JavaScript must be enabled to use this Calendar module.

MOST POPULAR
1
100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.