The Cove at Sandy Hook picks up and handles swell from all directions. Better than 1st Parking Lot, a natural point here creates mainly rights and occasional short lefts when the wide section breaks. Low to mid tide on a southerly swell is going to provide longer right walls on a bigger swell. The lower the tide, the higher the quality.
Often crowded, especially in summer when they limit the number of cars/people into the park. All facilities, no restrictions. Due to proximity to New York Harbor, commercial pollution is a strong possibility. The water is more turbid than the rest of Jersey. Nuclear sub base 5 mi (8km) from here.