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Address: Brightwater Ave, East of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11235
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Located in New York, Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian...

Located in New York, Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian communities in the United States.

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Charming in its simplicity

A November weekend day. Lots of locals enjoying the sunshine. None of the gaudy rides that colour Coney Island. Still the wonderful beach. And just off it, great shops that make... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Peeter P
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite being a long subway ride from Manhattan, Brighton Beach is completely worth the trip if you're looking for something really different. It truly is like being in Russia! Great food and interesting shopping. We went at night during the winter, so we didn't really get to see the beach. Big it was the atmosphere we went for, and we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A November weekend day. Lots of locals enjoying the sunshine. None of the gaudy rides that colour Coney Island. Still the wonderful beach. And just off it, great shops that make you feel as if you could be in Moscow.

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Thank Peeter P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Took the subway to Brighton Beach on one of September's hottest Saturdays. Busy beach area but still room to enjoy the warm breeze and look at the sky. Best part is you can easily walk the boardwalk and experience some of the best Russian restaurants on Brooklyn. Outdoor seating, delicious food to enjoy a day at the beach. Can't wait... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A walk from the 8th st station but way less crowded. Nice place to run or eat on boardwalk or spend a day on the sand/water

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Packed with shops and restaurants labeled in Cyrillic and Russian spoken all around us, we felt we were in another country. The overhead subway running right down the center of Brighton did detract from the ambiance. Fun place to shop. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Cafe Volna on the boardwalk in Brighton.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

beach is nice. Luna park near. Lots of cheap fruit stands with great quality Tons of restaurants with inexpensive freshly cooked food

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We walked down the boardwalk to Brighton Beach from Coney Island Beach. It would be a good option for a day at the beach, maybe not as busy as Coney Island Beach. Sand is super hot, do not go barefoot - flip flop are a must. Facilities are good.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Took a stroll on the boardwalk in Brighton Beach. Weather amazing and the day was delightful. No crowds. Great Fun

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Another great public beach in Brooklyn! Located in the heart of the Russian and Polish section of Brooklyn, Brighton Beach is a nice respite from the very busy Coney Island. The beach is about as clean as Coney Island, but far less busy so it has that going for it. There are many characters and good people watching, just as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Walked here from Coney Island along the broad walk. A quieter area than Coney Island as no Luna Park instead sea food restaurants are lined opposite the beach. Visit the nearby streets too.

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