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Beautiful views

What a lively promenade to walk along! Fresh air, people watching, thought provoking characters and... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Lisa K
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Sydney, Australia
Pebbles beach

Visited this beach with family, located about 1.5 km from Brighton station. Really beautiful with... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Naresh T
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Located in New York, Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian communities in the United States.
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Brightwater Ave, East of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11235
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach and the boardwalk are great. For me what is more entertaining is Brighton Beach Blvd with its food shops, restaurants and general shopping with an Eastern European flare.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

Heard of it, but when november strolling in Brighton Beach, people actually either spoke russian or had a well recognizable accent. Friendly and warm - felt like Brooklyn but anyways different.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Despite the cold, it was a beautiful and historically important place for me to visit. The rides are closed for the season, but looking at the structures, and walking the restored boardwalk was reassuring.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

What a lively promenade to walk along! Fresh air, people watching, thought provoking characters and sites and a short stroll to some of the best Brooklyn restaurants. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lisa K
Reviewed September 25, 2018

If you aren't from the NYC area you have no idea what this place you've seen on TV if really like. GO. The area is very interesting to drive through. The beach and boardwalk are clean and well done. Go during the week to avoid...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Visited this beach with family, located about 1.5 km from Brighton station. Really beautiful with only pebbles, no sand. Lot of seabirds and waves to add excitement. Surrounded by large number of restaurants and gift shops. Perfect place for day picnic. Ideal for surfers.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Naresh T
Reviewed August 11, 2018

It’s a lovely clean beach. There was always so done picking litter up. Lifeguard on duty too. The pebbley beach is very hard on your feet. Best take a pair of beach shoes kinder to your feet.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Alison M
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Distant is not too long from Melborne Centre. Along the beach,you can find different colour and design beach boxes. It is winter time in Melborne. I think it is a good place to swim and surfing.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ChengT146
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I really love that its away from coney island and its nice clean quiet. Parking was not difficult to find surprising. There are plenty of places to eat walking distance from the beach. I went with my sister and nieces and nephews and we had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kiki s
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Brighton beach is a clean and peaceful place to be if you don't want the craziness of Coney Island. Enjoy sitting on the beach reading your favorite book, go in the cool Atlantic Ocean to cool off. Take a walk along the water's edge into...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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JulianaR1163
June 16, 2018|
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Response from OxanaPeace | Reviewed this property |
Away as far from Coney Island side. Go to the other side - the beginning of Brighton side, always much calmer and not too many people. Facilities to change and bathroom are nearby. Enjoy your sunbathing!
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JeffreyA426
April 23, 2018|
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Response from rskdoa | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I have seen dogs on the boardwalk, but not sure about on beach.
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KatyafromSydney
November 21, 2017|
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Response from MaryHeartsAbdo | Reviewed this property |
Katya -- while you will be able to walk on the boardwalk a lot of the places on the boardwalk will not be open. I went June 15 (ish) and we made a point to go during the day as the stores were not open that early in the... More
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jlr51
Coney Island (8 Replies)
We will be in NYC in two weeks with our two teen granddaughters. It is their first visit, our second. We will have six full days and they want to see Coney Island. I understand that it is about 45 minutes to an hour by subway. My question is whether it is fun to see CI at night, lit up, and then make the trip back by subway, or should we just go during the daytime and skip the later night trip back. Also, is Brighton Beach within walking distance of CI (we are two seniors but in good health,...More
July 11, 2014|
Response fromRassi|
We took the subway to Brighton Beach just last Saturday and looked around a bit then headed down the Boardwalk. It's an easy walk on the Boardwalk (10 to 15 mins.) to Coney Island. We went to the Sideshow which was a lot of fun. ($10), and ate a hot dog at Nathan's. A few years back we went late afternoon, walked around a bit, then went to a Cyclones game. The stadium is directly on the boardwalk and I recommend getting seats between home and third for a nice view of the ocean. The game...More
BerJulia
4 days in NY in July, help please (6 Replies)
Hi guys. We will be in NY in July finishing off our road trip from CA. We will have 4 days/3 nights, traveling with 3 kids (15,8,5). Never been to NY before. Please help me plan this trip to make it memorable. 1) accommodations: looking for a base area for 3 nights- max $200/nt, probably a room, guesthouse.. which area is central by public transportation with easy transit to Brighton Beach/Coney Island, Central Park, Times Sq, etc 2) public transport? 3) what do we absolutely need to see...More
May 15, 2018|
Response fromNorthofDC|
The Q goes there 24/7, the B weekdays all day.
Jennifer H
Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
Which campground? Sunset Beach or New Brighton Beach (9 Replies)
I need to make a reservation for a campground for our trip the beginning of November. We will be staying at one of these campgrounds for 3 nights. We have never been to California and I'm having trouble deciding between these 2 campgrounds. Can anyone give me a reccomendation for one over the other? I realize most people that use TripAdvisor probably stay in a hotel, but I'm hoping that someone has some experience with these 2 campgrounds. I've read all the reviews and each has pros and cons....More
May 25, 2017|
Response fromnovember_moon|
Sunset is outside of town, so the beach is quieter. There is a small residential neighborhood nearby, but it's mostly just fields out there. Watsonville is the closest town - not much there to interest visitors, but you are pretty much equidistant from Santa Cruz and Monterey. Watsonville is convenient for groceries and things, and there are some good taquerias and meat markets for grilling out. New Brighton is pretty much in town - very close to Capitola Village and Aptos. The area will...More