Best boardwalks in New York

Check out the top boardwalks in New York, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Coney Island
1. Coney Island
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115 local reviews
Coney Island, New York
NeighborhoodPolitical
JoAnne
Coney Island is Brooklyn history at it's most authentic. After you've had enough of quaint, tree-lined street…
Gya
It's Coney Island. If you're a summer visitor the amusement park is open, the boardwalk on weekends boasts pe…
Kim
Coney Island claims it's the birthplace of the hotdog. It's a neighborhood on the southernmost point of Brookl…
1. Coney Island
1. Coney Island
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115 local reviews
Coney Island, New York
JoAnne
JoAnne
Coney Island is Brooklyn history at it's most authentic. After you've had enough of quaint, tree-lined streets & historic architecture of P…
Gya
Gya
It's Coney Island. If you're a summer visitor the amusement park is open, the boardwalk on weekends boasts people walking enjoying the day …
Kim
Kim
Coney Island claims it's the birthplace of the hotdog. It's a neighborhood on the southernmost point of Brooklyn. They have an amusement are…
2. New York Aquarium
2. New York Aquarium
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22 local reviews
602 Surf Avenue
Open now
+1 718-265-3474
AquariumPoint of interestEstablishment
Chris
On the boardwalk between Coney Island and Brighton Beach
Angus
Great displays of seahorses, sharts and jellyfish. Right on coney island boardwalk and close to Brighton Beach
Allen
See the famous 'Osborn the Sea Lion'. Right next to the Coney Island Boardwalk.
2. New York Aquarium
2. New York Aquarium
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22 local reviews
602 Surf Avenue
Open now
+1 718-265-3474
Chris
Chris
On the boardwalk between Coney Island and Brighton Beach
Angus
Angus
Great displays of seahorses, sharts and jellyfish. Right on coney island boardwalk and close to Brighton Beach
Allen
Allen
See the famous 'Osborn the Sea Lion'. Right next to the Coney Island Boardwalk.
3. Long Beach
3. Long Beach
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10 local reviews
Long Beach, Long Beach
LocalityPolitical
Kim
If you visit during the summer, head over to Long Beach for a beautiful stretch of sandy shores and a fun stro…
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2 mile boardwalk along the soft, sandy, family friendly beach, with a wide variety of day and night spots for …
Dalton
My favorite boardwalk. Summer time there's semi pro volley ball tournament, clean, well kept, well lit boardwa…
3. Long Beach
3. Long Beach
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10 local reviews
Long Beach, Long Beach
Kim
Kim
If you visit during the summer, head over to Long Beach for a beautiful stretch of sandy shores and a fun stroll on the boardwalk. Good for …
Cheryl&Chris Hosts w/ d'most!
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2 mile boardwalk along the soft, sandy, family friendly beach, with a wide variety of day and night spots for every level of celebration fro…
Dalton
Dalton
My favorite boardwalk. Summer time there's semi pro volley ball tournament, clean, well kept, well lit boardwalk shared by pedestrians, jogg…
4. Brighton Beach
4. Brighton Beach
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16 local reviews
615 Brighton Beach Avenue, New York
NeighborhoodPolitical
Elissa
The beach is only 20 minutes away! Take a walk down the boardwalk on a nice day or have lunch at one of the ru…
Deborah
This is a nice beach in the borough of Brooklyn. There is a boardwalk that takes you all the way to Coney Isla…
Kim
One of my favorite beaches in the city. Located just down the boardwalk from Coney Island, a little more quiet…
4. Brighton Beach
4. Brighton Beach
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16 local reviews
615 Brighton Beach Avenue, New York
Elissa
Elissa
The beach is only 20 minutes away! Take a walk down the boardwalk on a nice day or have lunch at one of the russian restaurants right on the…
Deborah
Deborah
This is a nice beach in the borough of Brooklyn. There is a boardwalk that takes you all the way to Coney Island.The Q train runs there. Now…
Kim
Kim
One of my favorite beaches in the city. Located just down the boardwalk from Coney Island, a little more quiet and less crowded. Lots of Rus…
5. Friends of the High Line
5. Friends of the High Line
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363 local reviews
529 West 20th St # 8W, New York
Open now
(212) 206-6206
Park
Scarlet
Amazing elevated boardwalk, cool plants and views of the city. Very hip.
Francesca
Gorgeous, fun, great NYC people-watching - like a park merged with boardwalk - created on old elevated railroa…
JoAnne
Once upon a time (like 1800's time) there was an elevated railroad line running along Manhattan's west side. T…
5. Friends of the High Line
5. Friends of the High Line
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363 local reviews
529 West 20th St # 8W, New York
Open now
(212) 206-6206
Scarlet
Scarlet
Amazing elevated boardwalk, cool plants and views of the city. Very hip.
Francesca
Francesca
Gorgeous, fun, great NYC people-watching - like a park merged with boardwalk - created on old elevated railroad track that runs along NYC's …
JoAnne
JoAnne
Once upon a time (like 1800's time) there was an elevated railroad line running along Manhattan's west side. The RR eventually turned into w…
6. Rockaway Beach
6. Rockaway Beach
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20 local reviews
Rockaway Beach, New York
(650) 738-7381
Beach
Natasha
Rockaway Beach is undergoing a revival after Sandy Hurricane in 2012. Major restoration of Boardwalk is almost…
Mark
Hipsters have revitalized the "Irish Riviera" with a fancy new boardwalk with delicious restaurants to match. …
Jungwon
Rockaway Beach has perhaps the most eclectic surf/beach scene in the country! Not exactly a "parks and nature"…
6. Rockaway Beach
6. Rockaway Beach
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20 local reviews
Rockaway Beach, New York
(650) 738-7381
Natasha
Natasha
Rockaway Beach is undergoing a revival after Sandy Hurricane in 2012. Major restoration of Boardwalk is almost complete and is scheduled to …
Mark
Mark
Hipsters have revitalized the "Irish Riviera" with a fancy new boardwalk with delicious restaurants to match. And you can get here by subway…
Jungwon
Jungwon
Rockaway Beach has perhaps the most eclectic surf/beach scene in the country! Not exactly a "parks and nature" getaway, but it's still the o…
7. Midland Beach
7. Midland Beach
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2 local reviews
Midland Beach, New York
NeighborhoodPolitical
Susannah
Popular beach. Great playground. Fishing pier is pretty neat. If you like walking A LOT you can walk to For…
Safet
Great boardwalk, with huge fishing pier, bike baths and just a great place to start or end your day .
Susannah
Popular beach. Great playground. Fishing pier is pretty neat. If you like walking A LOT you can walk to For…
7. Midland Beach
7. Midland Beach
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2 local reviews
Midland Beach, New York
Susannah
Susannah
Popular beach. Great playground. Fishing pier is pretty neat. If you like walking A LOT you can walk to Fort Wadsworth along the boardwal…
Safet
Safet
Great boardwalk, with huge fishing pier, bike baths and just a great place to start or end your day .
Susannah
Susannah
Popular beach. Great playground. Fishing pier is pretty neat. If you like walking A LOT you can walk to Fort Wadsworth along the boardwal…
8. Tatiana
8. Tatiana
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3 local reviews
3152 Brighton 6th St
Closed now
+1 718-891-5151
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Angus
Tasty food, medium priced. Right on boardwalk. Great for people watching!
Gennady + Laura
Famous Brighton Beach boardwalk and the beach.
Angus
Tasty food, medium priced. Right on boardwalk. Great for people watching!
8. Tatiana
8. Tatiana
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3 local reviews
3152 Brighton 6th St
Closed now
+1 718-891-5151
Angus
Angus
Tasty food, medium priced. Right on boardwalk. Great for people watching!
Gennady + Laura
Gennady + Laura
Famous Brighton Beach boardwalk and the beach.
Angus
Angus
Tasty food, medium priced. Right on boardwalk. Great for people watching!
9. South Beach
9. South Beach
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6 local reviews
South Beach, New York
NeighborhoodPolitical
Lynn
Our local beach with a boardwalk that you can stroll or bike on. You can drive or get there by bus.
Ann Marie
Beautiful new boardwalk starts here at South Beach and goes all the way down the Staten Island shore to Midlan…
Lisa, Nancy & John
Restaurants, beach, concerts, events
9. South Beach
9. South Beach
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6 local reviews
South Beach, New York
Lynn
Lynn
Our local beach with a boardwalk that you can stroll or bike on. You can drive or get there by bus.
Ann Marie
Ann Marie
Beautiful new boardwalk starts here at South Beach and goes all the way down the Staten Island shore to Midland Beach, where you'll find a f…
Lisa, Nancy & John
Lisa, Nancy & John
Restaurants, beach, concerts, events
10. RIPPERS
10. RIPPERS
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12 local reviews
8601 Shore Front Pkwy, Rockaway Beach
Opening soon
(718) 634-3035
Meal takeawayRestaurantFood
Eva Maria
Rippers is a great little spot on the Boardwalk in Queens. The Rockaways are a favorite summer beach spot for …
Nancy
Seasonal spot on the boardwalk at 86th. Delicious Cheeseburgers and Crab Fries. While you can't drink on the b…
Tory & Ben
Party on the boardwalk picnic tables with craft beer and burgers. I highly recommend just the regular ol' chee…
10. RIPPERS
10. RIPPERS
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12 local reviews
8601 Shore Front Pkwy, Rockaway Beach
Opening soon
(718) 634-3035
Eva Maria
Eva Maria
Rippers is a great little spot on the Boardwalk in Queens. The Rockaways are a favorite summer beach spot for local New Yorkers, and it's su…
Nancy
Nancy
Seasonal spot on the boardwalk at 86th. Delicious Cheeseburgers and Crab Fries. While you can't drink on the beach, you can throw a few back…
Tory & Ben
Tory & Ben
Party on the boardwalk picnic tables with craft beer and burgers. I highly recommend just the regular ol' cheeseburger. Expect live music on…
11. Caracas Arepa Bar
11. Caracas Arepa Bar
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5 local reviews
106-01 Shore Front Parkway
Closed now
(718) 474-1709
Meal takeawayRestaurantFood
Ritamisa
Open in Summer. Bolivian food, one of the few bars on the boardwalk.
Renata and David
Caracas is located on the Boardwalk with great views, and a warm atmosphere. Food and drinks are served all d…
Ritamisa
Open in Summer. Bolivian food, one of the few bars on the boardwalk.
11. Caracas Arepa Bar
11. Caracas Arepa Bar
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5 local reviews
106-01 Shore Front Parkway
Closed now
(718) 474-1709
Ritamisa
Ritamisa
Open in Summer. Bolivian food, one of the few bars on the boardwalk.
Renata and David
Renata and David
Caracas is located on the Boardwalk with great views, and a warm atmosphere. Food and drinks are served all day. Live music on the weekends…
Ritamisa
Ritamisa
Open in Summer. Bolivian food, one of the few bars on the boardwalk.
12. Boardwalk
12. Boardwalk
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2 local reviews
Boardwalk, Long Beach
Route
Jennifer and James
Great place for strolling, running, biking, and watching the sunrise or sunset! No cost to use the boardwalk. …
Tim
"the Iconic Boardwalk rebuilt after super storm Sandy is great place to walk, bike, run or just enjoy the view…
Jennifer And James
Great place for strolling, running, biking, and watching the sunrise or sunset! No cost to use the boardwalk. …
12. Boardwalk
12. Boardwalk
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2 local reviews
Boardwalk, Long Beach
Jennifer and James
Jennifer and James
Great place for strolling, running, biking, and watching the sunrise or sunset! No cost to use the boardwalk. Entrance fee required to acces…
Tim
Tim
"the Iconic Boardwalk rebuilt after super storm Sandy is great place to walk, bike, run or just enjoy the view"
Jennifer And James
Jennifer And James
Great place for strolling, running, biking, and watching the sunrise or sunset! No cost to use the boardwalk. Entrance fee required to acces…