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Brighton Beach

Brightwater Ave, East of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11235
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Secret treasure

Forget Coney Island! Brighton Beach is the place to go. It’s a little gem of a beach that makes you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott L
via mobile
Start at Coney....

Start at Coney Island and walk your way down, passed the Aquarium, to Brighton. Some of the BEST... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MamaBearCharlesworth
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Brooklyn, New York
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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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“russian food” (17 reviews)
“coney island” (56 reviews)
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Brightwater Ave, East of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11235
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"russian food"
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"speaking russian"
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"caviar"
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"lovely beach"
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"long boardwalk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Forget Coney Island! Brighton Beach is the place to go. It’s a little gem of a beach that makes you feel like you’re in a small RUSSIAN beach town. Go for the people watching (and listening). :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start at Coney Island and walk your way down, passed the Aquarium, to Brighton. Some of the BEST Russian food you'll taste!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going here for 2 years now and can’t recommend it enough! The Boardwalk is has great restaurants leading up to the beach. The beach itself is amazing clean. Highly recommend to stop by and enjoy the sun!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Parks Department recently laid down mats to allow wheelchairs to get close to the ocean waves. Half a dozen Russian restaurants with shaded outdoor seating, west of coney island avenue.

1  Thank Elissa J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled to NYC in the summer and it was great to take the subway from Manhattan to Brighton beach (almost one hour ride). The beach was not too crowded and it was relatively clean. We also enjoyed some Russian food in the neighborhood. A...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed near the the beach for 2 days and I went there, its kind of remind me my home country's sea beach(Cox's bazar), though that one is way bigger. Anyway there are some nice restaurants and couple of fun loving east European people was...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Whatever the time of year I’m sure Brighton Beach will have a charm of it’s own. This trip was in March, the previous one June. I think I preferred March where it was almost deserted and it felt like we had the whole boardwalk and...More

2  Thank Lambretta101
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

if you want to avoid the noise and buzz of Connie Island a little further down the beach, this is the place to be in the summer. Great board walk, authentic Russian restaurants, easy to get to by Subway. Wonderful clean beach.

1  Thank SylviaGardner
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is called little Odessa. The boardwalk is great! Walkers, bikers, swimmers, it's all there. Great cafes to stop and grab a bite. Treat yourself after to Sahara's Turkish Place on Coney Island Ave.. The best Turkish food ever!!!

3  Thank Randi B
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Brighton Beach is vast and covers a large area followed by Coney Island Beach. It was very clean and there are changing booths on the beach. Definitely worth a visit for a day out to get away from the hustle and bustle of NYC.

Thank Meg W
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Juliana R
16 June 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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Jeffrey A
23 April 2018|
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Response from Ralph S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I have seen dogs on the boardwalk, but not sure about on beach.
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KatyafromSydney
21 November 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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