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1 hour by train, this place is heaven after a few days in the city. Clean beach, lots of space... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2019
Walked the boardwalk yesterday

It could use some work! Some sections are gorgeous, others are falling apart with big holes a... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts
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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 September 14, 2019

The beach is lovely and sandy. Ideal for taking the kids for a day out, but be warned the restaurants and coffee shops don't open till noon. I wouldn't return.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

1 hour by train, this place is heaven after a few days in the city. Clean beach, lots of space, relaxing....

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019

It could use some work! Some sections are gorgeous, others are falling apart with big holes a person could fall through, or screws sticking well out of the wood that would rip your foot apart. But the beach is lovely, lots of lifeguards and showers...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2019

How many dozens of times in my life did I ride my bike to Brighton Beach, go for a swim, and have a delicious meal on a Russian restaurant on the boardwalk. Yes, O. Henry, New York is the Baghdad on the subway.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank beersheva123
Reviewed August 25, 2019

Spent 2 hours each day every day for 4 days and my results were amazing! Everyone asked me if I went to the Caribbean and I said almost, I went to Brighton Beach Brooklyn!!!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2019

Nice wide sand - not that hard to find a spot on the beach even on a popular summer weekend. The boardwalk and restroom facilities have been recently redone so they are in good shape. Lifeguards from what we saw were attentive, and the crowd...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank saffyNYC
Reviewed July 9, 2019

Brighton Beach is a great spot to check out on a sunny day. Definitely grab a spot on the sand or walk along the boardwalk. Swimming is allowed when there are lifeguards present.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KnitLove
Reviewed June 28, 2019

You can see lots of people through out the day on the boardwalk . Either they walk,run ,jug or sit with friends or family and talk. Lots of kids are running around. It is a nice place even to stare at the ocean.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jane G
Reviewed June 14, 2019

Delicious Russian food can be had on the boardwalk at Volna's. Huge menu, good service and reasonable prices all add to the experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank martinmoshe
Reviewed May 28, 2019

Lovely sunny day strolling along the beach and people watching. A pristine clean beach a great atmosphere.

Date of experience: May 2019
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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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