Along with water, sand, and sun, boardwalks are one of the beach’s great pleasures. Where will you find the best boardwalks?
Best Boardwalks in the World
Travel Channel’s list of the World’s Best Boardwalks includes:
Gold Coast Oceanway, Gold Coast, Australia
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Hong Kong
Brighton Pier, Brighton Beach, England
Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY
Copacabana Beach Promenade, Rio de Janeiro
Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France
Aker Brygge Wharf, Oslo, Norway
Best Boardwalks in the USA
Almost half of the best boardwalks in the world are in the USA. Of those four, two are in California, one is in New York, and one is in New Jersey.
If we narrow our search to the US, what do we find? We find that National Geographic thinks these are the Top 10 U.S. Boardwalks.
- Atlantic City Boardwalk, New Jersey
- Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, New York
- Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, South Carolina
- Ocean City Boardwalk, Maryland
- Ocean Front Walk, Venice Beach, California
- Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, Delaware
- Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California
- Sandwich Boardwalk, Massachusetts
- Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Virginia
- Wildwoods Boardwalk, New Jersey
It should come as no surprise that the boardwalks that made the list of best boardwalks in the world also made the list of best boardwalks in the USA.
Best Boardwalks East Coast
The east coast beats the west coast hands down when it comes to the number of best boardwalks with eight versus two. However, California is one of only two states that have more than one boardwalk on the list of bests. The other is New Jersey.
What do you think about National Geographic’s list? Are these the best boardwalks on the east coast? Do you have a different best east coast boardwalk? Do you think Atlantic City and Wildwood are the best NJ boardwalks? How about California and the west coast?
Another interesting result is that none of the best boardwalks are in Florida, yet Florida is one of the top US destinations for people hoping to escape the winter cold. So, what are we supposed to do if we live in a cold winter place and want to go to a boardwalk in Florida?
The good news is Florida does have some boardwalks and the best boardwalks in Florida are…
Daytona Beach Boardwalk
John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk
Hollywood Beach Boardwalk
If it’s any consolation, Florida has a lot of piers.
Best Boardwalks West Coast
The only two west coast boardwalks to make the best lists are Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA and Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles, CA. Do you think there are other boardwalks on the west coast that should be mentioned? Let us know if you do.
Based on the number of questions, Atlantic City Boardwalk is easily the most popular boardwalk in NJ, if not the US. Take a look at this list to see for yourself…
Which are the best hotels on the Atlantic City boardwalk?
What are the best restaurants on the Atlantic City boardwalk?
Where’s the best pizza on the Atlantic City boardwalk?
What’s the best food on the Atlantic City boardwalk?
Another boardwalk that people ask a lot of questions about is Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The questions are similar to the Atlantic City Boardwalk questions:
Which are the best restaurants on the Virginia Beach boardwalk?
Where are the best places to eat on the Virginia Beach boardwalk?
What’s the best part of the Virginia Beach boardwalk?
Finally, two other frequently asked questions are…
What are the best hotels in Myrtle Beach near the boardwalk?
What are the best restaurants on the Santa Cruz boardwalk?
Best Boardwalk Empire Episodes
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What’s the best beach boardwalk? That’s a hard question to answer because there are so many wonderful beach boardwalks with fantastic things to do, delicious places to eat, and comfortable places to stay in the middle of all the action. Wouldn’t it be a great adventure to visit them all?