Sandy Hook, a favorite of most New Jersey photographers, is full of places for amazing photographs — from Officer’s Row to the lighthouse.
But you may not know about this “secret” spot on bunker beach, which was built as a munitions bunker during WWII.
Sandy Hook’s Voodoo Bunker takes a little bit of searching, but once you find it, the photos will be well worth the sandy shoes (especially if you see the seals too!)
Parking and starting the trek
You can start in one of two spots: the South Beach Area E parking lot, or the Gunnison Beach parking lot, depending on how packed each lot is. Then, head north on Hartshorne Drive on foot. Turn left just before Area F road on a service road toward the bay.
Then head south along the beach until you hit Bunker Beach.
The Voodoo Bunker
There are there are 2 bunkers side by side once you hit the beach — the one you’re looking for is on the end. Explore along the rocks (it’s a bit of a hike!) until you find one that looks like this — you’ve found the Voodoo bunker!
Want to explore more Monmouth County spots? Check out the Monmouth County Scavenger Hunt.
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Big thanks to Patron Anna Pittas for exploring this spot and providing all photos.