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Things to do in Brighton Beach

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Russian Restaurant
“Take the bus or bike down Ocean Parkway to Brighton beach, go for a swim, and sit here on the boardwalk. Drink a beer, and have some fish with lemon.”
  • 13 locals recommend
“Great for sitting outside at a cafe table on the boardwalk, drinking some vodka or coffee, and watching the people and waves.”
  • 2 locals recommend
“Much more than a beach! Go online and read - food, fun, boardwalk, night life, arcade games, roller coasters (the world famous Cyclone) and other rides, etc.”
  • 1 local recommends
Other Great Outdoors
Point of Interest
“Brighton Beach is a huge beach with soft sand and water that is great to swim in on hot days.”
  • 1 local recommends
“Boardwalk east and the beach are great. Russian restaurants and bars line it.”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Take the Q train and in 20 minutes you are in Brighton Beach (way more chill than the Coney Island beach right next to it)”
  • 1 local recommends
“Basketball courts and playground. Right off the boardwalk, next to the beach!”
  • 1 local recommends