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SANDY HOOK, NJ -The Sandy Hook Lighthouse was first lighted on June 11, 1764. Exactly 250 years later, Gateway added a new technology: web cameras, which broadcast live 24 hours a day. Now you can enjoy spectacular views of Sandy Hook without climbing 95 steps to the top of the Lighthouse.

Sandy Cam is actually more than one camera. Lighthouse Cam shows the view of the lighthouse; if you're at the park, take a selfie!Fort Cam looks west toward the bayside, while Harbor Cam points west towards the Atlantic Ocean.


nps officers row from sandy camFort Cam overlooks Officers Row, part of Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark. Look for the sunsets!

Views on Sandy Cam

Lighthouse Cam: While the other cameras show viewsfrom the Lighthouse, this camera will provide a view ofthe Lighthouse. When you visit, use the QR code to take your own "selfie" with the Lighthouse. You can even post it on the park's newInstagram page.

Fort Cam (west view, bayside): The yellow brick buildings were built beginning in the late 1890s by the US Army as part of Fort Hancock, now a National Historic Landmark. Buildings next to the bay are former officers' family quarters, called "Officers Row."

Harbor Cam (east view, oceanside): New York Harbor is the home of a wide variety of marine life. It is also the equivalent of a superhighway in terms of cargo ships and pleasure craft. Check out the sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean.

NYC Cam (northeast view, available soon): To sail to New York City, ships needed to pass by Sandy Hook. In the past, US Army fortifications here protected New York City from attack by sea. On clear days, this view offers glimpses of the city skyline and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge