Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach - USA
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The easternmost portion of Coney Island Beach, Brighton Beach is located close to Luna Park amusement park and the New York Aquarium. Partially sheltered by the tip of Long Beach to the south, it is sometimes known as ‘Little Odessa’ because of historic immigration to the area from Russian-speaking Europe.

Part of the Borough of Brooklyn, Brighton Beach is at its busiest on summer weekends, when New Yorkers make use of the subway network for a day on its broad, gently sloping sands. However, it’s still generally less crowded than Coney Island Beach

Lined with residential blocks, beachgoers are never far from places to eat or drink either. The Riegelmann boardwalk that backs onto Brighton Beach is a great place for a stroll or for people watching.

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New York City

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