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Address: Brightwater Ave, East of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Phone Number: 718-946-1350
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Located in New York, Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian...
Located in New York, Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian communities in the United States.
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Easy to get to, and not too crowded

I grew up going to the Jersey Shore in the summers, so I'm accustomed to VERY crowded beaches. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Brigton Beach was not nearly so crowded. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Norman, Oklahoma

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Norman, Oklahoma
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134 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I grew up going to the Jersey Shore in the summers, so I'm accustomed to VERY crowded beaches. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Brigton Beach was not nearly so crowded. The water was cool but not freezing (late June) and the swimmers were protected by a lifeguard (which is very important to me). Also, if you're visiting NYC,... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great to walk near the ocean, but the boardwalk could have been longer. There are many Russian restaurants. Great to visit during the summer!

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colorado
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259 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I love Brighton Beach mostly because I love Russian food. There are some wonderful restaurants and deli restaurants where prepared foods are available. It's also a great walk along the boardwalk to Coney Island. The views of the water are spectacular and it's all very laid back, except maybe in the summer.

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Longmont, Colorado
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105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A place whose time has passed but for those with vision this area will rebound! Fun to walk and some great Slavic food places, especially the bakeries. The beach is clean, and often windy. Step back in time...

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Up until last June I haven't been to Brighton beach since my mom used to take us all the time when we were younger. Many years ago, so it brought back lots of great memories!

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited Brighton Beach during our last NY trip in March. Obviously it was still far too cold for a day at the beach, but went for a stroll along the promenade and thoroughly enjoyed it. And with the subway it is only a short ride away. Should we ever make it to NY during summer, we'll visit again for... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Grew up here and still live here with my husband and in-laws, it really is modern day little Russia because of so many elderly Russian people always outside on sunny days, this neighborhood is always in motion, people are always outside; walking their dog, shopping for food/clothes, eating, going to the beach/boardwalk, just walking around, children in the playgrounds. it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It was very sad to notice the closing of so many establishments because of economy. With the younger generation moving out, what remains are what the old citizens will visit: Grocery stores and pharmacies.

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I really like this place! Maybe because I'm Russian and every time I'm there, I feel like much-much more closer tomy country. For general audience.. it is just quiet, old beach.. meaning the walksides along the coast are covered with pretty old wood. It is a good view to the harbor.. and pretty relaxing, a lot of seaguls are flying... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

In the morning it is very quite, but i guess because it is known as a russian heritage area in Brooklyn, that's why when you come there in day for having fun with firends, you can swim and even drink vodka on the beach:) Yes, that's how this place can be crazy, but in general I reccomend to come there... More 

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Address: Brightwater Ave, East of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Phone Number: 718-946-1350
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn

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