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Brighton Beach

Brightwater Ave, East of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11235
718-946-1350
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Ranked #29 of 117 Attractions in Brooklyn
Type: Neighborhoods, Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Located in New York, Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian communities in the United States.

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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Bucharest, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is the place where most russians/ukranians/etc. from ex-soviet union are living. When I stepped up in a grocery store the cashier started talking to me in Russian although she did not know I can speak Russian. A lot of cheap food and fruits in summer, that you can take with you to the beach. You ain't gonna see supermodels... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you need to 'get out of town' - but don't want to waste time getting there, then head over there. Just take a walk along the boardwalk or take your shoes off and walk along the beach and "forget about it"!

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Sydney, Australia
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56 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

When you're done with the more obvious places in Manhattan and Brooklyn, Coney Island and Brighton beach are well worth the trip. Dip your toes in the Atlantic, enjoy strolling the boardwalk or sample some Russian cuisine from one of the many restaurants and vendors.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A bright sunny day persuaded me to take a trip to the beach. Easily accessible by subway from central Manhattan in around 40 minutes, this is a the northern end of this particular Brooklyn peninsular (Coney Island is at the southern end). Whereas Coney Island is brash and very much for the young people, Brighton Beach is the upmarket resort.... More

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Long Beach, California
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201 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Just up the street around coney island ave/ brighton beach ave is the russian portion of brooklyn. If you stroll on the boardwalk towards here you will distinctly here a change in tongue. There were a number of street vendors selling typical russian pastries and meat pies. Plus a number of stores selling russian foodstuffs. I ended up eating at... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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33 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you live in Manhattan or Brooklyn, Brighton Beach is a little over an hour away by the "B" or "Q" subway. Tip: the "B" is faster as it is an express in Brooklyn. Alternately, if you are visiting Coney Island, just walk up the boardwalk to Brighton Beach. The beach is wide and sandy and clean. It is much... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you're visiting world-famous Coney Beach, a short walk away along the boardwalk will bring you to Brighton Beach. It's a wonderful beach and (usually) much less crowded than the contiguous Coney Island Beach. The beach itself is very broad and easily accommodates hundreds of thousands of visitors. The sand is very fine grade and kept clean. Best of all,... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This beach is located at the heart of the very well-known Russian neighbourhood in NYC. I wasn't really overexcited to go there, but this place certainly exceeded my expectations. Lots of authentic shops and restaurants. So if you want to have a taste of Russian culture - it's a place worth visiting.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Please read Red Mafiya by Robert Friedman. It will give you a more in depth perspective. Very Informative!

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St Louis
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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Its kind of like going to Russia. Everyone walking around speaking russian. Signs in russian. Great shops with interesting products, many from russia. Bakeries, food vendors. fantastic beach. I think its worth a visit.

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