East Coast’s 6 Greatest Boardwalk Towns

East Coast’s 6 Greatest Boardwalk Towns


1. Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach is a 35 mile-long beach that offers a large variety of fun activities for the whole family. The boardwalk stretches 3 miles long and you can find everything you need there – restaurants, stores for shopping, entertainment and recreation facilities. If you want to spend your vacation actively, you will surely find a way, as there is an abundance of adventures offered, but if you want to relax and have some peaceful time, you will be able find a nice quiet place for that too. Be sure to visit Rudee Inlet, a little fishing harbor that offers much fun and excitement, where you can engage in watersports and eat great fresh seafood.

Virginia Beach is definitely a place where everyone enjoys their time.

2. Atlantic City, NJ

This town has been one of the most popular boardwalk towns even before the TV series Boardwalk Empire popularized it. Recently, a Vegas-inspired Water Club hotel has opened and the city became even more popular, while the express train connection with Penn Station in New York City doesn’t hurt too. And let’s not forget the casinos! There are many gambling establishments for you to choose from and you can practice your poker face, but remember, it’s all fun and games until you owe $4,000 to a guy named Vito.

3. Avalon, NJ


Avalon is a beautiful town in New Jersey with pearly-white sand beaches and a beautiful shoreline. Avalon’s boardwalk is around half a mile long and it is particularly interesting to evening walkers but it also has basketball and tennis courts where citizens and tourists can enter freely. There is also entertainment for children who can play at huge playgrounds the entire days. The only slightly negative thing about the boardwalk is that you can only ride your bike between 5AM and 10AM while the rest of the time is reserved for walking, shopping and having other sorts of fun. Oh, and if you love watersports, don’t worry as you can enjoy wave running, boating, sailing, kayaking, water skiing, wakeboarding, and the list of activities goes on and on.

4. Ocean City, MD

This city is actually a resort town by the Atlantic Ocean where millions of people come for their vacation each year. They say that when summer comes, Ocean City becomes the second most populated city in Maryland. The boardwalks are lengthy and there are arcades, buffets, cafes, theatres and many other things for your enjoyment. Almost every night of the week something is organized to create a positive and fun atmosphere for the visitors, so you can really take your pick at what you want to do, but however you choose to pass the time, one thing is certain (alright, maybe two) – you won’t be disappointed, and you will be able to afford your vacation here, no matter your budget.

5. Rehoboth Beach, DE

Rehoboth Beach, a town only two hours away from Washington D.C. is usually called the Nation’s Summer Capital because many people decide to spend their vacation exactly here. This town is a little more peaceful than Ocean City, but it also offers a variety of fun activities. The one-mile long boardwalk is packed with restaurants and various entertainment options, as well as some relaxation objects. You will never get bored in Rehoboth Beach, and even though it is relaxing – you can engage in various summer activities, including skimboarding, surfing and sailing.

6. Cape May, NJ

This town has long been the most popular vacation spot in New Jersey. There are a lot of buildings in this city that date back to the Late Victorian age. The paved promenade has something to offer to everyone, whether you’re a child or an adult. There are even fitness classes on the beach early in the morning, but if you are not considering exercise while on vacation, there are other activities such as kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing and golfing, but you can also go on some of the organized tours (brewery tours, haunted tours, and many more).

Everything you can think of this town probably has to offer.