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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

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Old 06-19-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Coney Island, NY
Nahhhh.........................
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: The City
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Just to clarify - my original intent was the "purest" view on boardwalks. Wood and not just a pier.

That doesnyt mean some of these other places don't have a great vibe.

While never being in Santa Cruz I have been cloase and the area overall is gorgeos and the info provided looks great and seem like it has a great thing going on

Also VA Beach is the one on the list i put forth i have never been to, apparently I blew it in that is is concrete
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:40 PM
 
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So the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is not a Boardwalk now? lol. You should probably let the owners know so they change the 103 year old name (eyeroll)

The boardwalk was built in 1907 (it's the oldest on the entire West Coast, also home to the oldest rollercoaster on the West Coast "The Giant Dipper"). The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk did have wooden planks when it was first built however over the hundred plus years they have renovated the boardwalk and it is now paved, you can still view some of the old wooden planks from 1907 at the front entrance of the boardwalk. Paving the boardwalk just makes more sense...it already burned down once and don't forget we have major earthquakes out here in California. The wood would easily splinter during an earthquake.

Also the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a National Landmark!, and it also has two California historical landmarks ( 1926 Giant Dipper, 1911 Carousel). Maybe someone can let me know how Boardwalks back East are National Landmarks.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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How is Atlantic City winning? It's a nice place but the Boardwalk was boring to me. I guess Wildwood spoiled me lol.

I think Coney Island is in 2nd because it's name rings bells.

But everyone's entitled to their opinion, Wildwood ftw.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:51 AM
 
Location: The City
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So the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is not a Boardwalk now? lol. You should probably let the owners know so they change the 103 year old name (eyeroll)

The boardwalk was built in 1907 (it's the oldest on the entire West Coast, also home to the oldest rollercoaster on the West Coast "The Giant Dipper"). The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk did have wooden planks when it was first built however over the hundred plus years they have renovated the boardwalk and it is now paved, you can still view some of the old wooden planks from 1907 at the front entrance of the boardwalk. Paving the boardwalk just makes more sense...it already burned down once and don't forget we have major earthquakes out here in California. The wood would easily splinter during an earthquake.

Also the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a National Landmark!, and it also has two California historical landmarks ( 1926 Giant Dipper, 1911 Carousel). Maybe someone can let me know how Boardwalks back East are National Landmarks.

Actually I believe there are a few designated as landmarks. And by no means am I disputing the significance or charm of Santa Cruz. It was the original intent to just use the wood ones. This is more based on a similar dynamic that has happened to many East coast boardwalks (wood to concrete etc.). So in the purest sense was how i constructed the list
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Just to clarify - my original intent was the "purest" view on boardwalks. Wood and not just a pier.

That doesnyt mean some of these other places don't have a great vibe.

While never being in Santa Cruz I have been cloase and the area overall is gorgeos and the info provided looks great and seem like it has a great thing going on

Also VA Beach is the one on the list i put forth i have never been to, apparently I blew it in that is is concrete
Yeah the Va Beach boardwalk is concrete, but they still call it a boardwalk. That's not the lamest thing about it, though. The lame part is there are no shops, pizza stands, rides, anything on the boardwalk but hotel after hotel after hotel. All of the shops are on a street a block inland.

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...he-morning.jpg
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Yeah the Va Beach boardwalk is concrete, but they still call it a boardwalk. That's not the lamest thing about it, though. The lame part is there are no shops, pizza stands, rides, anything on the boardwalk but hotel after hotel after hotel. All of the shops are on a street a block inland.

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...he-morning.jpg
I have been to Va Beach boardwalk and is "not all that" trust me.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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How is Atlantic City winning? It's a nice place but the Boardwalk was boring to me. I guess Wildwood spoiled me lol.

I think Coney Island is in 2nd because it's name rings bells.

But everyone's entitled to their opinion, Wildwood ftw.
Because most people outside of the NJ/NY/PA/CAN never heard, or been to Wildwood. I agree though, Wildwood > Any beach with a boardwalk
AC is great if you like gambling, but Wildwood is great for the whole family.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:25 PM
 
Location: The City
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Because most people outside of the NJ/NY/PA/CAN never heard, or been to Wildwood. I agree though, Wildwood > Any beach with a boardwalk
AC is great if you like gambling, but Wildwood is great for the whole family.

You are right in that Wildwood has always had a ton of Canadians visiting for vacation. Honestly as a little child I think the beach in Wildwood was the first time I remember hearing French spoken in public and it was fairly wide-spread
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY e__e
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Coney Island, NY
Incorrect .

I LOVE Wildwood. I bet there's a shirt that says that.
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