Fodor's Expert Review Riegelmann Boardwalk

Brighton Beach and Coney Island Beach
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Built in 1923, just one year before legendary Totonno's Pizzeria opened its doors on nearby Neptune Avenue, this famous wood-planked walkway is better known as the Coney Island Boardwalk, and in summer it seems like all of Brooklyn is out strolling along the 2½-mile stretch. The quintessential walk starts at the end of the pier in Coney Island, opposite the Parachute Jump—you can see the shoreline stretched out before you, a beautiful confluence of nature and city. From here to Brighton Beach is a little over a mile and should take about a half hour at a leisurely amble. Those modernistic, rectangular structures perched over the beach are new bathrooms and lifeguard stations.
Beach Marina/Pier Neighborhood/Street Promenade Views Pet Friendly Free Fodor's Choice Family

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Between W. 37th and Brighton 15th Sts.
Brooklyn, New York  11224, USA

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