Beach day: Sandy Hook (Atlantic Highands, NJ)

Armed with his trusty rake, Hudson was ready to face the power of the Atlantic waves. And now that Hudson sleeps like a log in his car seat, we were more than ready to face the prospect of driving to the beach in the middle of a heat wave last week.

Sandy Hook is one of my all-time favorite day trips from the city in the summer. The drive is actually perfect for us–sitting alone with uninterrupted conversation and the city in the rearview mirror is pretty wonderful. But if you go, and you don’t have to consider a baby’s nap times, you should take your bike on the 40 minute ferry that leaves lower Manhattan in your rear view. Here’s a post about that version of this trip.

Also, how to visit Sandy Hook while nine months pregnant. And how to take a day trip to Fire Island.

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