On the edge of the city
Briny Beach is a popular beach located just outside the limits of The City and the location where the Baudelaire orphans first learned of the death of their parents.
Briny Beach is where the Baudelaire children, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, learn from Mr. Poe that their parents have died in a fire which destroyed their home. From then on, the series occasionally mentions the beach in referring to the orphans' ongoing misery and woe. In The Grim Grotto (the eleventh novel), the beach is where the Baudelaires meet Kit Snicket for the first time when she picks them up to take them to Hotel Denouement, leaving behind Mr. Poe, who had come to take the children to the police. This visit, the Baudelaires' second in the series, is alluded to in the "Author's Notes" section of the Rare Edition of The Bad Beginning. These notes also allude to Violet returning to Briny Beach alone for a third time. This however does not occur within the series.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Briny Beach made an appearance in the film Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events through the creation of man-made sets and matte paintings.