Atlantic City, Coney Island Among Nation’s Best Boardwalks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — National Geographic has named Atlantic City and Coney Island as having the best boardwalks in the nation.

Atlantic City ranked number one on the list with Coney Island coming in second.

National Geographic calls Atlantic City “the grandfather of boardwalks,” adding that it anchors the seaside gambling resort and says Coney Island’s revitalization of its legendary amusement area puts it high on the list.

Other top finishers were Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Ocean City, Maryland; Venice Beach, California; Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; Santa Cruz, California; the Sandwich boardwalk in Massachusetts; Virginia Beach and Wildwood, New Jersey.

To see the full list from National Geographic, click here.

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  • Boris Bengenya

    Now since we have a nice Boardwalk how about putting some year round attractions on it?

  • rocky

    And the brain surgeonswant to start using concrete nstead of wood to replce some of Coney Islands boardwalw

    • BROWN

      ROCKY, you know how the NY mayor likes to compete and be number one, maybe this report will change his mind and he will keep the concrete away from the boardwalk and use it on the sidewalks where it should be used.

      who knows, maybe this report WILL change his mind.

      One of the main purposes of havng a boardwallk is enjoying walking/strolling on the wooden planks over looking the sea.



    But if it’s not too much toask, could I borrow a plank or two from your boardwalk?


    I would like to use it to give lasting lashes to the ignorant republican politicians in washington stalling with talks on the Debt ceiling and not wanting to raise taxes on those (wealthy) who can afford it, but instead they want to take take take away from the needy and the poor.

    I didn’t say take from the middle class because they have already made certain that there will no longer be a middle class, they have already stripped the middle class of everything.

    So NY and NJ, may I please borrow some planks from your best boardwalks in the Nation.

    At least they will be given the best Nation set of lashings.

    Promise I will return them once compleed.

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