Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

Surf Ave (Stillwell Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11224, United States
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Coney Island is a thriving, year-round entertainment destination full of fun things to do, both historic and brand new.


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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Stand at the boardwalk and look up toward Surf Ave, just like this picture from 1944! Send your new view to @nydailynews on Twitter. Read more

    The New York Daily News · October 20, 2010
  • Pepsi

    Be sure to take a ride on Deno's Wonder Wheel. This ferris wheel shoots you up 150ft in the air, giving you a spectacular view of the entire park.

    Pepsi · July 1, 2011
  • City of New York

    Coney Island was explored by Henry Hudson in 1609; he landed on Manhattan the next day.

    City of New York · April 8, 2013
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Coney Island, Then and Now. Take a look at how New York's favorite resort has changed over the years. Photos at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · July 1, 2011
  • Mike Bloomberg

    Today, I was here to open Coney Island for the summer and unveil the historic B&B Carousel after a six year restoration:

    Mike Bloomberg · May 24, 2013
  • Movie Mayor

    Come out and playyyy. After battling their way from the Bronx & through Manhattan, The Warriors must face one last battle on Coney Island Beach in the exciting conclusion of 1979's "The Warriors." Read more

    Movie Mayor · July 25, 2010
  • Mark B.

    check out the fireworks every Friday night during the summer

    Mark B · July 18, 2009
  • AT&T

    Now you and your smartphone can soak up the sun. Check out our nearby, solar-powered mobile charging stations, available all summer long. Read more

    AT&T · July 9, 2013
  • City of New York

    Get a Coney Island Fun Map at for updated information about surrounding attractions.

    City of New York · December 26, 2012
  • PreservationNation

    The B&B Carousell is the sole surviving carousel in Coney Island from Brooklyn's Golden Age. Featuring 50 hand-carved horses and two chariots, it operated on Surf Avenue until 2005.

    PreservationNation · April 26, 2012
  • Luna Park Coney Island

    FREE ACTIVITIES at Coney Island: Fireworks - every Friday night starting in June. Movies - Monday nights on the beach starting in July. Concerts - Thursday nights at 21st and Surf starting in July.

    Luna Park Coney Island · June 22, 2012
  • NYC Parks

    See the "Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese" sculpture, inspired by the friendship of two Brooklyn Dodger baseball players who helped advance integration in the Major Leagues.

    NYC Parks · February 6, 2012
  • NYC Parks

    Fish, sightsee or hangout at the newly renovated 1,040-foot-long Steeplechase Pier, here at Coney Island. Read more

    NYC Parks · October 24, 2013
  • NYC Parks

    Places to Run: Take a cool 3-mile run along the iconic boardwalk and beach, home to the wooden Cyclone, and Wonder Wheel. Read more

    NYC Parks · October 31, 2013
  • Justin C.

    Great way to spend a few hours on the weekend.

    Justin C · August 29, 2010
  • Date Night Is...

    Date Night Is... a face full of Nathan's famous hot dogs, a wander along the boardwalk, and then a blanket under a palm tree (plastic, of course).

    Date Night Is... · May 21, 2013
  • Summer T.

    Nice relaxation spot on a cool luminous day!!

    Summer Tyne · July 18, 2010
  • Chipper S.

    Ride the Wonder Wheel and try to spot sharks in the ocean

    Chipper Spice · June 19, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group

    Take a break from the concrete jungle at this much improved beach and interesting boardwalk. Get a Nathan's Hot Dog, Shoot the Freak, down a beer or just walk. It's our favorite nearby escape.

    The Corcoran Group · March 6, 2013
  • Coney Island

    Welcome to Coney Island! Rides, food, history, an amazing beach and boardwalk—we've got it at The One and Only Coney. Visit for the latest events and attractions info.

    Coney Island · April 9, 2012
  • Scott F.

    Ride your bike down Ocean Parkway from Prospect Park to Coney Island. Marvel at the destruction of a once vibrant area.

    Scott Fitzgerald · March 17, 2009

    Nathan's Famous, long known for their outstanding hot dogs, recently opened a clam bar and serves wine with their wieners! Read more

    USA TODAY · June 17, 2013
  • New York Habitat

    Although it might seem like this place has seen its best years, its still a great spot! Especially in summer season the place literally lights up: you can see brilliant fireworks here on Friday night!

    New York Habitat · March 7, 2012
  • Russhane P.

    don't go to the beach there..too crowded and dirty..the park is fun tho.. :)

    Russhane Patrick · October 20, 2011

    It’s a kitsch classic. We love the endearingly down-at-the heel look and vintage attractions—there’s nothing like riding the Cyclone, a rickety wooden coaster that’s been around forever! Read more · May 1, 2012
  • Mari S.

    Find the photobooth near the Wonder Wheel. It's a newer booth but the photos are real prints!

    Mari Sheibley · August 1, 2011
  • David B.

    Amazing place! Perfect 4 relax, pause!

  • George W.

    Don't use the bathrooms

    George Weiner · July 25, 2010
  • #ultrafacts

    The infamous lost city of Beer Island can still be seen in the mist after some Tuesday Cyclones home games.

    #ultrafacts · August 21, 2012
  • Jenn

    Check out the house music on the boardwalk ..guarantee a good hustle

    Jenn · June 5, 2010
  • Jennifer Jenncity A.

    Go have a beer and check out the Freakshow. Don't be scared you silly pants.

    Jennifer Jenncity Arroyo · July 6, 2013
  • Brooklyn Nets

    Home of the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, held every July 4 since 1972. MarShon Brooks was a guest judge at the 2012 Contest, won by Joey Chestnut (68) and Sonya Thomas (45).

    Brooklyn Nets · September 10, 2012
  • Untapped Cities

    The nearby Shore Theatre opened as the Loew’s Coney Island Theatre on June 17, 1925 and closed in 1973, after decades of showing motion pictures, burlesque, adult films and vaudeville performances. Read more

    Untapped Cities · August 24, 2012
  • nycHealthy

    Make NYC Your Gym on your lunch hour by visiting the Coney Island Boardwalk! Briskly walk 2.5 mi (one-way) for some mid-day physical activity. More on Making NYC Your Gym:

    nycHealthy · August 22, 2012
  • Go Go Mojo Superfly

    Take the D train down here on a sunny summer day!

    Go Go Mojo Superfly · August 13, 2012
  • Kathryn Y.

    Ask the museum staff to show you the film of Topsy's electrocution.

    Kathryn Yu · August 15, 2011
  • Briana A.

    Exit the F train at w.8th and hit the beach across from the NY aquarium. Fewer people, more calm than across from Luna Park

    Briana Aguilar-Austin · July 4, 2010
  • City of New York

    The movie Requiem for a Dream (2000) was predominately filmed in Coney Island and Brighton Beach.

    City of New York · January 13, 2014
  • Small Demons

    "Coney Island," Chester sighs. "Have some dogs at Nathan's, ride that Cyclone or whatever it's called, pop a few shots and win your girl a prize..." — Ann Beattie, The New Yorker Stories Read more

    Small Demons · October 24, 2012
  • NYC E.

    Coney Island is looking better. It has new rides at Luna Park & cheap baseball games at the home of the Cyclones. The beach/ boardwalk are still a work in progress but I love the Aquarium.

    NYC Eclogues · March 22, 2012
  • Sundar G.

    Shoot the FREAK!

    Sundar Ganapathy · July 5, 2010
  • ShaZillionaire S.

    It was GREAT! I LOVE the Beach and the Sand! Relax and Enjoy while you can.

    ShaZillionaire Sykes · July 20, 2013
  • Time Out New York

    Stake out a spot on the sand for Reggae Beach Party, which welcomes local selectors and legends like Clive Chin and Sir Tommy for marathon eight-hour sessions. Read more

    Time Out New York · July 18, 2013
  • SwitchBitch Records

    The human sling shot is amazing, diving in the water cures a hangover. Grab our free sampler to listen to before you go as well

    SwitchBitch Records · July 14, 2013
  • The Corcoran Group

    One of those rare are the places in NYC where you can let your pup sink their paws in the sand while taking in the ocean breeze throughout the year. Treat him to a Nathan's famous hot dogs after!

    The Corcoran Group · June 4, 2013
  • Nate F.

    No better introduction to winter than swimming with the Polar Bears on New Years Day on Coney Island Beach. 1pm. Bring a towel. Read more

    Nate Folkert · October 3, 2012
  • The Foodster File

    Movie on the Beach super cool + you may make a new friends

    The Foodster File · August 21, 2012
  • Tom B.

    Spend a day at the beach and then cool off on the rides - check out the Cyclone, Zenobio, Soarin' Eagle, Deno's Wonderwheel & Wild River!

    Tom Basgil · May 30, 2012
  • ishana t.

    enjoy the sunset with that special person.

    ishana trueblood · April 20, 2012
  • Danny P.

    Still fun as ever! Get on some rides and head on over to Nathan's Famous for a hotdog. I highly recommend the cheeseburger though. Mmmm

    Danny Pagan · September 4, 2011