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“A Russian Enclave” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach
Brightwater Ave, East of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11235
718-946-1350
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Ranked #29 of 114 attractions in Brooklyn
Type: Neighborhoods, Beaches
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.
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“A Russian Enclave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Known as Odessa by the Sea, Brighton Beach has been transformed into a Russian enclave. Aside from the beach and boardwalk, dine on authentic Russian food either as fast food or 5 star dining. Spend the evening on the boardwalk and be treated to street musicians playing the accordion, sax, or other instruments. Shop in the local food emporiums for an array of exotic delicacies.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A great beach to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Large expanse of sand right next to an iconic boardwalk that can take you all the way to Coney Island. Plenty of room to spread out and take in some sun and waves

Visited June 2013
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Farmington, Connecticut
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123 reviews 123 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great place for a stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We have spent many a Sunday strolling the beach and Brighton Beach Ave. Beach is delightful! Great breezes. Lovely boardwalk. Really great! The avenue with the shops is the best! I can't tell you all we tried but everything was delicious! We always bring home tons of dried fruits and nuts. Prices are great! Quality is fabulous! The fresh veggies and fruits are always worth getting.

Visited October 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Go beaching in Brooklyn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Beaches is not something that immediately springs to mind when you mention Brooklyn. However, it has convenient access to some of the biggest and best kept beaches around. The city really cleaned up Brighton Beach after the catastrophe brought on by Hurricane Sandy. The public beach is huge and there are lifeguards on watch in the Summer. There are playgrounds and new bathrooms. There is a boardwalk that is pretty safe and you can find people strolling on year round from dawn to late at night. It's close to public transportation, which is great because finding parking is tough. There is the aquarium and luna park and several Russian cafes off the boardwalk.
In the summer you can swim and tan and in the winter, (unless you are a masochist) you can watch people quickly plunge into the freezing Atlantic ocean waters (while you huddle in your warm winter gear!)

Visited August 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Back to USSR”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Terrible, terrible place. Feels like Russia in 90's (and I'm from Russia).

However somehow I liked it. It it interesting too see once but I guess I never going there again.

Visited July 2013
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