On a hot and sunny day, the beach was crowded with noisy tourists, so the Baudelaire children preferred to visit in gloomier weather, so they could enjoy the quiet and have the entire beach to themselves. They were allowed to do so as long as they returned home by dinner.
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.
- 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.
- In the TV series, it has a Submarine Rental service somewhere along the beach.
Briny Beach takes its name from the poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter" by Lewis Carroll.
- 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)