Sunday, August 01, 2010

Sandy Hook

We had really nice weather on Saturday. It wasn't too hot and it wasn't too humid. We took advantage of the perfect day and spent it on the beach in Sandy Hook.
Sandy Hook is a nature preserve that is part of the Jersey shore - not that Jersey shore - it has miles of really nice sandy coast line that reminds us of San Diego beaches.
Getting to Sandy Hook requires about a half hour ferry ride. Once you are at the dock there are shuttle buses that can take you to different parts of the beach. We chose to walk to the closest beach area, as our previous experience with the shuttle buses was less than great. (The buses don't seem to run on a regular route or schedule.)
We rented an umbrella and spent 5 hours enjoying the sea breeze. We probably could have stayed longer but the umbrella had to be returned by 5 and the snack bar was closing at 6. We decided to catch the 5:45pm ferry boat back to NYC.
All summer we have been dreaming of a beach day, but we didn't want to go on a day when it was oppressively humid or when it was raining. We finally got our visit and it was well worth the wait.