Rules for the Coney Island and Brighton Beaches
- No glass containers are allowed on the beach
- No alcohol is allowed
- No smoking
- No barbecuing
- No open fires
- No amplified sound, performances or related activities without a prior permit
- No fishing except in designated areas
- No snorkels, fins, rafts or other water toys
- No driving on the beach
- Visitors must clear off the beach from 9 P.M. to 6 A.M. daily
- No feeding birds or squirrels
- No unleashed dogs, ever
- No dogs on the sand from May 1st to October 1st.
As for the Boardwalk...After the surf and the sand, the breezes and people-watching, one of the great pleasures of going to the Coney Island-Brighton Beach shore is the historic boardwalk that connects these two neighborhoods. You can stroll, sit on a bench, have a power walk for exercise, or jog. That said, there are a few things to know about the Coney Island boardwalk, also known as the Riegelmann Boardwalk.