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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.
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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 season. When we got to the Brighton Beach section of the boardwalk there were more restaurants available to us. We even walked through the "town" area of Brighton Beach and bought ethnic foods and gifts to take back home for family!
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|
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
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|
The Q goes there 24/7, the B weekdays all day.
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|
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