Winter at the Jersey Shore – Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook

by Ed Magdziak • March 14, 2012 • Monmouth, Photography, Shore To PleaseComments (0)1451

We love summers at the Jersey Shore but we also think winter is a great time to visit.  The beaches and boardwalks take on a calm and reflective nature.  The hustle and bustle of the boardwalk is still a few months away.  The beaches almost barren.  We decided to do a series of photo essays.

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When one thinks of Sandy Hook one imagines the sand and ocean, the coves of Sandy Hook Bay, bike paths and, of course, the nude sunbathers of Gunnison Beach.   But go a little further north and treat yourself to a visit to Fort Hancock, the former US Army military installation.  From 1895 until 1974 it protected New York Harbor.  Walking along among the old concrete barriers and now cracking and peeling buildings in winter when there are not many people about one can almost hear the gun fire and soldiers practicing their marching.

Click on the “more” link for our photo essay.

 

 

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