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View Poll Results: Best US Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 14 23.73%
Coney Island, NY 9 15.25%
Disney Boardwalk, FL 5 8.47%
Ocean City, MD 4 6.78%
Ocean City, NJ 1 1.69%
Rehoboth Beach, DE 0 0%
Seaside Heights, NJ 2 3.39%
Virginia Beach, VA 2 3.39%
Wildwood, NJ 11 18.64%
Other (Please Specify) 11 18.64%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-17-2010, 07:02 PM
 
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Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ. Great attractions, kiddy rides and great nightlife!
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Default I Love This Place

Wildwood has large 3 piers full of rides, it also has 2 waterparks:

This is just One of the Three Piers along the 3-mile boardwalk filled with games, stores, restaurants:
http://www.jerseyshoreguide.net/wp-c...ment-piers.jpg

1 of the main rollercoasters: (they should've left it pink imo)
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...luding-the.jpg

3 Boardwalk shots: (the last one is obviously dated )
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2123/...1c1a124078.jpg
McD on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slick1ru2/2335629627/in/faves-43253753@N08/ - broken link)
http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0940/0.jpg


There's not too many Doo-Wop towns in the U.S. so Wildwood has something a little unique here.

Some Doo-Wop Inspired Hotels:
http://www.post-gazette.com/images4/...lBYLIZ_450.jpg
http://www.preservationnation.org/as...9/doo-wop2.jpg
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attra..._hastings1.jpg

I can honestly go on and on, but these are just pics.
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:22 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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WILDWOOD! Definitely.

That's funny that I see this thread right after I got finished making a reservation for a shore house in Seaside Heights next week
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Originally Posted by Infamous92 View Post
Wildwood has large 3 piers full of rides, it also has 2 waterparks:

This is just One of the Three Piers along the 3-mile boardwalk filled with games, stores, restaurants:
http://www.jerseyshoreguide.net/wp-c...ment-piers.jpg

1 of the main rollercoasters:
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...luding-the.jpg

3 Boardwalk shots: (the last one is obviously dated )
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2123/...1c1a124078.jpg
McD on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slick1ru2/2335629627/in/faves-43253753@N08/ - broken link)
http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0940/0.jpg


There's not too many Doo-Wop towns in the U.S. so Wildwood has something a little unique here.

Some Doo-Wop Inspired Hotels:
http://www.post-gazette.com/images4/...lBYLIZ_450.jpg
http://www.preservationnation.org/as...9/doo-wop2.jpg
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attra..._hastings1.jpg

I can honestly go on and on, but these are just pics.
Great post.
It also has more rides on its boardwalk than all of disneyland.
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Wildwood


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Old 06-17-2010, 08:26 PM
 
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East Coast bias much?

How is the swimming up in the Northeast? I have never swam in the Atlantic further north than North Carolina. I am especially curious about the swimming in the Ocean at Coney Island. Something tells me that not too many people swim there? Is the water filthy?

I am not sure about the actual boardwalks and rides, because I haven't been to any of the listed, but I have been to Santa Cruz and it is great! I think it is safe to say that Santa Cruz has a much better beach, swimming, and surfing than any of the others.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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There's the Kemah Boardwalk on Galveston Bay

Kemah Boardwalk - The Fun Never Stops!
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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East Coast bias much?

How is the swimming up in the Northeast? I have never swam in the Atlantic further north than North Carolina. I am especially curious about the swimming in the Ocean at Coney Island. Something tells me that not too many people swim there? Is the water filthy?

I am not sure about the actual boardwalks and rides, because I haven't been to any of the listed, but I have been to Santa Cruz and it is great! I think it is safe to say that Santa Cruz has a much better beach, swimming, and surfing than any of the others.
Nope actually the water is quite warmer compared to beaches at the same latitude on the West Coast. Coney Island can't be too bad, people swim in it (I wouldn't), you act like it's the East River (barf) lol.

You mean Santa Cruz has a better beach than any of the others on the West Coast right? I'll give you surfing though.

I agree the title should've been Best Boardwalk in the Mid-Atlantic (& Disney), even though I still think Wildwood would mop the floor with every other boardwalk town in the country.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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Nope actually the water is quite warmer compared to beaches at the same latitude on the West Coast. Coney Island can't be too bad, people swim in it (I wouldn't), you act like it's the East River (barf) lol.

You mean Santa Cruz has a better beach than any of the others on the West Coast right? I'll give you surfing though.

I agree the title should've been Best Boardwalk in the Mid-Atlantic (& Disney), even though I still think Wildwood would mop the floor with every other boardwalk town in the country.
I don't know so I was asking. lol.

Why wouldn't you swim in it?

I realize that the Atlantic is quite a bit warmer than the Pacific, but Santa Cruz beaches are the most tolerable north of Southern California. It is absolutely gorgeous (abundance of beatiful women), and fits the stereotypical California beach scene. The Atlantic Ocean is great, I just can't picture anything in the Northeast as being great swimming beaches. I know there are, but my mind has trouble comprehending this for some odd reason or another lol.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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I've been swimming at Coney Island. The water is just fine.

Anyway, my vote goes to Ocean City, NJ. Perhaps nostalgia bias (family vacation spot), but it is among the best boardwalks in the East, IMO.

http://www.ohsearentals.com/sitebuil...s/100_0730.JPG
http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicv/vfiles15659.jpg
http://www.goldcoastsir.com/uploads/...%20Riding1.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/...a2ed0b25d4.jpg
http://sthomasphotos.smugmug.com/pho...84_T6QDt-M.jpg

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