Sandy Hook is an odd lil’ place. The north end is where the interesting stuff is. The area was used in the 1800’s & early 1900’s for military training and weapons testing. An interesting site to see is the Nine Gun Battery. This building went further down the beach than I could see! It’s obvious it hasn’t been used in years from its condition. There were also a few signs on it saying it was hazardous to enter. Well, if it wasn’t a busy beach and if the Coast Guard wasn’t just down the beach, I’d go in and look around.
If you’re an army & war buff (I’m not), Sandy Hook has a lot of stuff for you to check out.
I tried getting a shot of the battery to show just how big it is. This is nowhere near its full size though:
The Proving Grounds
On the way to the northern beach, right next to the battery, are even more ruins. A few signs are posted, stating that this was the Proving Grounds. This is where they tested new types of guns, bombs, etc.
The base of an old watch tower
Raised railroad tracks?