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“Great place for a stroll”
Review of Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach
Ranked #31 of 244 things to do in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in New York, Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian communities in the United States.
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.

1  Thank Betty L
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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!)

Thank Florence W
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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.

Thank rvs-ru
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

It was quite a ride on the subway, but worth it. The beach isn't signed but is to the left of the subway, up a side street. Locals are mostly Russian which was novel and English isn't widely spoken, but you can get by. The beach is golden sands and although popular wasn't crowded. My partner went swimming and found the water pleasantly warm and clean. Not much in the way of facilities, just a restroom and a couple of Russian cafes. The subway is interesting as it is above the centre of the main street, really typical New York style.

Thank Keating65
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Great atmosphere.
Russian stores, people, vodka everywhere. It just feels like if you are in Russia.

1  Thank Tessa S
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