The beach tends to be crowded with tourists on sunny days. However, it is practically empty on gray and cloudy days. On such days, there is quite a lot of fog.
The beach contains tide pools, and it is easy to skip rocks on the water.
|“|| 'O Oysters, come and walk with us!'|
The Walrus did beseech.
A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
'To give a hand to each.'
— The Walrus and the Carpenter, stanza six; Lewis Carroll
The Bad Beginning
Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire were at Briny Beach on the fateful day they found out their parents had perished in a terrible fire that had destroyed their home. When Mr. Poe arrived to deliver the news, Violet skipped rocks and attempting to think up a device which could retrieve them, and Klaus was examining the nearby creatures.
The Grim Grotto
Quigley Quagmire sends a message to Queequeg for the Baudelaires to meet him at Briny Beach. The siblings were surprised to return to the beach and felt they ended up where they started. Mr. Poe met them at the beach again, but this time, the siblings refused to go with him. Rather, seeing a taxi, they entered it, thinking Quigley was inside, but they were greeted by Kit Snicket instead.
2004 Film Divergent Canon=In the 2004 film, there are several trees seen underwater, making it appear to be a flooded area instead of the edge of an ocean or lake. It is less foggy than described in the books, though it is very gray and the colors are quite muted.
Sunny was able to come across a log to bite on the beach.
TV Series Divergent Canon
In the television series, there are several piers and staircases around the beach in order for guests to walk down to it, as well as a lifeguard's chair. Somewhere along the edge of the beach are a submarine rental store and a phone booth.
- Lemony Snicket notes in his writings that he is aware of a third time that Violet visited Briny Beach. Violet and her siblings may have returned to Briny Beach after sailing on The Beatrice in Chapter Fourteen of The End.
|A Series of Unfortunate Events (Books)|
|1. The Bad Beginning (1999):||Debut||7. The Vile Village (2001):||Absent|
|2. The Reptile Room (1999):||Absent||8. The Hostile Hospital (2001):||Absent|
|3. The Wide Window (2000):||Absent||9. The Carnivorous Carnival (2002):||Absent|
|4. The Miserable Mill (2000):||Absent||10. The Slippery Slope (2003):||Absent|
|5. The Austere Academy (2000):||Absent||11. The Grim Grotto (2004):||Appears|
|6. The Ersatz Elevator (2001):||Absent||12. The Penultimate Peril (2005):||Absent|
|13. The End (2006):||Absent|
|All the Wrong Questions|
|Who Could That Be at This Hour? (2012):||Absent||Shouldn't You Be in School? (2014):||Absent|
|When Did You See Her Last? (2013):||Absent||Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights? (2015):||Absent|
|File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents (2014):||Absent|
|Other Snicket Books|
|Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography (2002):||Mentioned|
|The Dismal Dinner (2004):||Absent|
|The Beatrice Letters (2006):||Absent|
|The Hero of the Story (2017):||Absent|
- The Bad Beginning
- The Grim Grotto
- Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (film)
- Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (video game)
- A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV series)