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Sandy Hook NJ
Try to get a copy of the Maptech Cruising guide for the region it will give you alot of information on the area. Also Check the Atlantic Highlands yacht Club Web site
www.ahyc.net it has a wealth of information. Be careful when you pass G"17" at the end of Sandy Hook as there are new security zones around the Naval station at Earle and they are strictly enforced. Get good maps of the region and locate West Bank light, Flynns Knoll, Chappel channel. There is a lot of commercial traffic out of NY Harbor and the Raritan River.
There are many moorings inside the breakwater at Atlantic Highlands. Check with the Harbor master as to what is available. there is also a launch service provided by the AHYC that provides service to shore. The are also areas to anchor behind the seawall.
Everything is within walking distance of the harbor. If you are staying for awhile, check out Red Bank. Great town. You can go by boat but you will have a strong current in the rivers and two bridges to deal with. Also there is a lot of shoaling in the Navesink river before you get to the Oceanic Bridge. Both Bridges are on scheduled openings. Better to go by car if you can get a rental in the area. It is about a 15-20minute ride. Great restaurants and antique centers.
Hope this helps