Jul 31, 2014

American Boardwalks

Perhaps boardwalks are to the U.S. what seaside promenades are to Southern Europe. In that vein and as a follow up to my Promenade des Anglais post here are a few on both coasts, each with a distinct personality of its own.


For almost 100 years people have been strolling along the boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn. It’s urban Americana at the beach, New York City style.


Sandwich boardwalk in Cape Cod, Massachusetts couldn’t be any more different than Coney Island. There is no commercialism here, just a peaceful path that leads you through a salt marsh and over the dunes straight to Town Neck Beach.


On the West Coast, Ocean Front Walk is considered the boardwalk of Venice Beach, Los Angeles. Fitness enthusiasts, tourists, surfers, street performers and the homeless all rub shoulders here amongst the palm trees, souvenir shops and cafes.

Which boardwalks or promenades do you prefer to stroll?

2 comments:

Catherine said...

lovely shots - on the Kent Coast it is simply "the front" - being down at margate recently was great fun...
a great trip down memory lane...

Catherine said...

lovely shots - on the Kent Coast it is simply "the front" - being down at margate recently was great fun...
a great trip down memory lane...