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Brighton Beach

Brightwater Ave, East of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11235
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This little piece of Russia is amazing

Love, love, love Brighton Beach. Where else do you see Russian ladies dressed head to toe in black... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
Great beach close the Manhattan

We toke the subway directly from Manhattan to Brighton Beach, and it was about 45 min from Upper... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Located in New York, Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian communities in the United States.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Brightwater Ave, East of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11235
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love, love, love Brighton Beach. Where else do you see Russian ladies dressed head to toe in black sitting out on benches watching the surf, next to hipster Brooklynites with tats and man buns and jeggings? This place is classic. MUST GO. And check out...More

Thank tgaann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toke the subway directly from Manhattan to Brighton Beach, and it was about 45 min from Upper Westside. We had a great day at the beach and there a tons of shops just around the corner.

Thank bohoej
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is really good place who would love to breathe by heart, walk in sand or just have a good time with family and friends during humid and hot days of summer))))

Thank Shirish A
Reviewed July 2, 2017

I thought everyone was exaggerating at the amount of people on Coney Island. Nope. It's true. Forget about finding a spot on the beach just to set your stuff down and then run off into the waters - it's not happening. The ride to Coney...More

Thank flipmexi17
Reviewed June 26, 2017

This is a very large beach with great access to the ocean, served by the subway and surrounded by big apartment buildings Popular but not pretty.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Went to Brighton Beach for a Friday jaunt and found all kinds of wonderful treats! T-shirts, food, Russian jewelry boxes and fur coats! I will be back!

Thank MaryHeartsAbdo
Reviewed June 19, 2017

Brighton Beach is an oceanside neighborhood in the southern portion of Brooklyn, NY, along the Coney Island peninsula. According to the 2010 United States Census report, the Brighton Beach and Coney Island area, combined, had more than 110,000 residents. It is known for its high...More

1  Thank Stephan G
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Nice clean beach, lots of local amenities and in particular proximity to the high street and subway is a major factor in making this an accessible beach location from Manhattan with no notice or planning required. I decided to go at midday and was there...More

Thank DrDanWest
Reviewed June 4, 2017

It is an ideal place to take a stroll during the spring and summer for New Yorkers or tourists. It is safe and clean. There are several public bathrooms. It is always nice to do some people watching. There are plenty of benches however, little...More

2  Thank Nedelka M
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Brighton Beach brought me back to Brooklyn as an adult, where I moved in the early '80s. I was actually born in Coney Island, but grew up in the Bronx. In Brighton Beach I lived a block from the ocean and could smell the salty...More

Thank JoyChristena
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Lana Y
November 8, 2016|
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Response from LynnieMmm0 | Reviewed this property |
There are MANY!! Tatiana's on the Boardwalk is the most popular. Google "Brighton beach Russian Nightclubs " and you'll get the whole current list!
Judi F
August 13, 2016|
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Response from Lincoln117 | Reviewed this property |
Get off Brighton Beach subway station. Walk up to the board walk. The board walk goes all the way to Coney Island. Maybe a mile or more. You can take the same subway back from CI. Don't miss walking around Brighton streets... More