Sea Gate - A Private Ocean Front Brooklyn Neighborhood
Surrounded by the ocean on three sides and protected from outsiders by two secured entrances, Sea Gate is an exclusive community featuring private beaches, 43 blocks of 900 single family, detached homes, and no stores.
The 1899 founding of the Sea Gate Association, whose members owned land or homes in the community and included the Vanderbilt, Morgan, and Dodge families, marked the beginning of the development of the restricted community. Gates were built at Surf, Mermaid, and Neptune Avenues and a 12-foot high fence installed to the edge of the water. Today, the neighborhood even has its own police department with the Sea Gate police responsible for enforcing laws in the community, checking residents’ photo ids, and monitoring incoming cars.