Grimaldo’s Chair is easily accessible by public transportation.

By subway from Manhattan and Brooklyn

  • Take Q train to Brighton Beach stop
  • For Grimaldo’s Chair, exit station onto Brighton Beach Ave and take 6th St to boardwalk
  • Walk south on boardwalk past Cafe Volna to the concrete gazebo
  • Swimmers meet behind Grimaldo’s chair, which is located on the beach beyond the gazebo

By car from Manhattan and Brooklyn

  • Take Exit 2-Battery Tunnel toward I-78 & Brooklyn
  • Merge onto I-478 East
  • I-478 East becomes Brooklyn Queens Expressway
  • Merge onto Belt Parkway E via exit on left
  • Take Exit 8 to Coney Island Avenue
  • Go Straight to Shore Parkway
  • Turn right into Brighton 6th Street
  • Turn Left onto Brighton Beach Avenue


If you plan to drive in, street parking and a municipal lot (Brighton 4th St & Brightwater Ct) are available. The Municipal parking lot is free on Sundays.