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


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