The neighborhoods of Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Sea Gate and Manhattan Beach are all located right on or are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. According to Jeff Grandis, a lifelong resident of Brooklyn and a Brooklyn Real Estate Broker " For a truly relaxing ,fun, historic, interesting and delicious experience every New Yorker or tourist should visit these Brooklyn neighborhoods." Sheepshead Bay is the New York version of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Sheepshead Bay has both fishing and party boats depart from the piers going out to sea morning and night. Restaurants, clubs,shops and expensive condominiums abound. Brighton Beach is the mecca of Russian culture in Brooklyn. Brighton Beach Avenue is a wonderland of specialty food markets, cafes, nightclubs and restaurants. The boardwalk stretches for several miles along the beaches of Brighton Beach and Coney Island ending at Sea Gate, Brooklyn's oldest gated community. Coney Island is at least for now still the home some great old amusement park rides that are a wonderful slice of Brooklyn history, i.e. The Cyclone and The Wonder Wheel. According to Jeff Grandis " New York City seems to be committed to the revitalization and development of this history filled Brooklyn neighborhood". For now you can still enjoy a delicious Nathan's Famous hot dog and french fries while watching amazing fireworks from the boardwalk during the summer months. Sea Gate, is located at the end of Coney Island, also where the boardwalk ends. Unfortunately, you must be a resident to enter Sea Gate. However, you can purchase passes to spend the day at the Sea Gate Beach Club or to gain access to the private beach. Grandis observes that " it is so serene and relaxing to stroll the beach of Sea Gate". There is a stunning view of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and a really cool old lighthouse adds Grandis. Last but not least, is Manhattan Beach located directly across the canal from Sheepshead Bay via a footbridge. The tree lined path along the canal has plenty of benches to sit on to relax and take in the view of the fishing boats coming in and out of the Bay. There are also a variety of small and medium size sailboats that sail up and down the canal. You would swear that you are somewhere in Europe, it's sooo beautiful. Grandis insists, do not hesitate to explore the beauty and uniqueness of Brooklyn New York by the Sea. You won't be disappointed!