Manhattan Beach (But It's So NOT in Manhattan)Funnily, this tucked-away little beach is in Brooklyn, despite being called Manhattan Beach.
A favorite among local families, Manhattan Beach is a forty-acre public park and beach area, complete with ball fields, surf and sand, concession stands, and room for parking. It's a a good destination for a beach picnic or barbeque.
Manhattan Beach is located at the far corner of Brooklyn, bounded by Oriental Boulevard between Ocean and Mackenzie Streets in a residential area near Sheepshead Bay, along the Atlantic Ocean. (The residential community itself is called Manhattan Beach, just to add to the confusion, so you have a beach in Manhattan Beach, both known as Manhattan Beach, but neither is located anywhere even vaguely near Manhattan. Nobody cares.)
Public Facilities at Manhattan Beach
- Manhattan Beach Park Playground, located at the corner of Oriental Boulevard and Ocean Avenue.
- two large baseball diamonds on its eastern border
- tennis courts
- volleyball courts
- basketball courts
- handball courts. spray showers in the playgrounds
- There is no outdoor public swimming pool at the beach near Manhattan Beach
- There is no boardwalk at Manhattan Beach
How to Get to Manhattan Beach by Car & Public TransportationThe beach is located on Oriental Blvd. between Ocean Ave. and Mackenzie St. By car: Drive to the end of Brooklyn's Coney Island Avenue, turn left onto Shore Pkwy, then right onto Sheepshead Bay Road, and right again on to Emmons Avenue. Go .2 miles, then turn left onto West End Ave and in a half mile turn left onto Oriental Blvd.
By public transit: Take the Q subway towards Coney Island - Stillwell Ave, but get off at Brighton Beach. Walk to Brighton Beach Avenue at the corner of Brighton 6 St and catch the B1 Bus towards Manhattan Beach, Kingsborough Community College. Once you are on the bus it is a five minute ride.
- Kingsboro Community College
- Sheepshead Bay, which has a historic footbridge, restaurants along Emmons Avenue and some fishing party boats.
To Be on the Safe Side...Before going, call 311 or check this site for status of the beach in Manhattan Beach, to make sure it is open and that it's safe to swim.
For information: (718) 646-5913