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Rockaway Inlet to Norton Point (Coney Island)

Rockaway Inlet to Norton Point (Coney Island)

The densely populated communities along the south shore of Long Island, New York, in the Borough of Brooklyn, Kings County, had long experienced continual beach erosion due to storm events like the 1992 nor'easter, which caused considerable erosion and damage.

Completed Work 

Coney Island Reach

In January 1995, the Corps of Engineers, State and City of New York completed the initial construction of the Coney Island shoreline protection project, the Coney Island Reach, which extends from West 37th Street to Brighton Beach.

The Coney Island Reach project consists of approximately 3 miles of beachfront which provides storm damage reduction to the densely populated urban communities and infrastructure located along the shoreline of Coney Island.  The project includes periodic nourishment of the restored beaches for a period of 50 years.



Before Replenishment - December 1992


After Replenishment - March 1995

Work in Progress 

Sea Gate Reach

The Corps of Engineers, State and City of New York have developed a long-term solution to the beach erosion and sand accumulation problems that have occurred to the west of the West 37th Street groin, within the Sea Gate Community. The Sea Gate Reach project will complete the overall Coney Island shore protection project. 

The Sea Gate Reach project consists of constructing four stand alone T-groin structures, one rock spur off the existing West 37th Street groin, additional stone armoring of the existing Norton Point dike, and removal of approximately 1,500 linear feet of beach fill currently accumulated in front of the Gravesend Bay bulkheads. This beach fill will be placed along approximately 2,000 linear feet of the Atlantic Ocean shoreline within the new T-groin field.

For more information please read the Fact Sheet or email the Project Manager.