Must-See Coney Island
by nycgo.com staff, 05/13/2014 [Updated 05/20/2015]
Brooklyn Beach Shop. Photo: Julienne Schaer
That salt-air smell that permeates all of Coney Island is coming from the ocean. Indeed, there are nearly three miles of beach property in the neighborhood, and you can see clearly to the vast blue expanse of ocean from the boardwalk. Brighton Beach is nearby as well. If you've forgotten any of your beach gear—sandals, a bathing suit, a hat or sunglasses, for example—there are many Coney Island shops that have you covered.