I was contacted by people who own houses at Seabreeze about 2 years after I visited. They told me the place is not abandoned but is somewhat of a secret summer vacation spot. Most of the ones I spoke with were very friendly and I hope to someday visit them there in the summer.
Seabreeze is one of the few places in NJ where you can watch the sun set over the water. I’d like to see that.
Desolate is an understatement. Except for 2 houses, this place is dead. When we finally reached the end of Seabreeze Rd., we noticed 2 houses were occupied. One had a blue truck and another vehicle or 2 in front of it; the other had a blue car and 2 or 3 dogs outside. A big black dog, unleashed, came up to the car and started barking at us, following the car. I was surprised we didn’t run its feet over. After we passed ‘his’ house, the dog backed off and just watched us. We got down to the end of the road and found another small road branching off to the left. I took a pic of Seabreeze Rd.
There were maybe 10 houses down this road, and from what I could see, all of them were empty. There were quite a few ‘No Trespassing’ signs. One said “If I’m not watching, my neighbor is’, possibly meaning one of the 2 occupied houses.
We passed the big black dog again, and even with us beeping the horn, nobody came outside. After getting by the road’s guardian and passing another weathered house, we found another sideroad.
At the end was another small group of houses, maybe 8. All but one were completely boarded up. This small development is one of the oddest places I’ve ever been. The place looked like it was in an ice age, or it looked like some post-apocalyptic scene…..totally devoid of life. 3 jeeps were outside, all rusted and apparently not usable. These houses were all up on stilts, and most had docks. The docks were in bad shape; I’m surprised they supported the ice’s weight. One building which looked like it was a boat house was totally destroyed.
After taking about 15 pictures, the cold was really getting to us (the camera was even slowing down), so we left.
So is Seabreeze a summer place? Maybe. I honestly don’t think it’s been used in a long time though; the houses are in too bad of shape. I suppose we’ll find out when we go back. And now for some more pics.