Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk

With a ton of attractions and fun things to do, Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk is a fun destination for the entire family

Nathans Famous Hotdogs on Coney Island
Nathans Famous Hotdogs on Coney Island cc licensed photo by drpavloff

With 5 kilometres of sandy beaches and a wide range of amusements and fast food stands, Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk is an ideal summer escape from the chaotic and steamy city. The beaches are cleaned and replenished on a regular basis and the city provides guarded bathing areas seasonally at no charge.

For your convenience, bathrooms, changing areas, shower facilities and concessions are available on the boardwalk. Fireworks on the Beach begin the weekly Friday displays the last week in June through Labour Day weekend. Be sure to check the events calendar on the website for up to date information on the happenings at Coney Island and Brooklyn's beaches.

Coney Island was a premier New York resort destination in the late 19th and early 20th century. It was also home to the world's very first roller coaster called the Switchback Railway which opened in June of 1884. At 5 cents per ride it became an instant hit and made the inventor a lot of money. Subsequently, he built a total of 50 such rides around the world.

The amusement parks and attractions declined in popularity after World War II and endured a few unsavoury years, but in the past few years "The People's Playground" has enjoyed resurgence in interest fuelled by major renovations and fostered by a $150 million investment from the city to reverse the years of decline and deterioration. Recent years have seen two new amusement parts, Dreamland and Luna Park, with over 20 new state-of-the-art roller coasters and thrill rides joining the landmark Cyclone rollercoaster and iconic Wonder Wheel. Amusement centres along the Boardwalk offer the tacky splendour expected from Coney Island with go-carts, bumper cars, skee-ball and various games of skill played for large stuffed prizes. No visit to Coney Island would be complete without enjoying a Nathan's Famous Hot Dog.

The live attractions and tawdry spectacles that made Coney Island famous are being revived as well. Every Thursday and Friday night of the summer season, Coney Island hosts Burlesque on the Beach to add some sizzle to your summer. In the heart of the Coney Island Amusement Park, Sideshows by the Seashore is the last permanently housed "freak show" with live human curiosities in the US. To truly appreciate the little bit of loony that makes Coney Island unique, attend the annual Mermaid Parade, held to celebrate the start of summer. The Parade is a well-known for the eclectic menagerie of mermaid and sea creatures of all shapes and sizes with the occasional partial nudity.

Nearby attractions: New York Aquarium , Luna Park and Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Coney Island

Fee: No - except for individual amusements and attractions within the park.

Open Now

Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.

  • Monday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Tuesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Wednesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Thursday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Friday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Saturday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Category: Amusement Parks

Address: Surf Ave and Stillwell Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Phone: (718) 594-7895


Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 751 Reviews.

See all reviews on Yelp

4 Star Rating Not sure how I haven't reviewed before.... This boardwalk is centrally located within the aquarium, the beach and Luna Park. You can easily make a day... Read More

Meri L. May-28-2023

3 Star Rating I literally went there only to ride the coaster. We came from the Aquarium next door, and we were going to get food at L&B Spumoni after, so it was just a... Read More

V. J. Jul-15-2023

4 Star Rating The Coney Island Boardwalk is a great destination for anyone looking to enjoy a beautiful day at the beach. I was pleasantly surprised by how clean and... Read More

Jonathan Q. Apr-16-2023

Accommodations near Coney Island:


Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
D, Q N or FStillwell Avenue4 minutes

How to get to Coney Island by Subway

Take the D, Q N or F train to Stillwell Avenue and walk south on Stillwell Avenue.

Map & Instant Route Finder

Click&Go Map and Route Finder with public transit, walking, driving or cycling directions. Get up-to-the-minute transit times for your route.

Load Interactive Map
Finding Your Route - Please Wait

Photo Gallery


This interesting short video traces the history of Coney Island from the early 1800s through to the present

Visiting New York City?
Here's why we use for our hotel bookings.
Best Selection
Daily Deals
Price Matching
Pay at the Hotel
24/7 Support
Share on Pinterest
Share on Pinterest
Help us grow! Please Share
Thanks for Visiting!