One of Delaware’s boardwalks has been named one of the best in the country.
The Rehoboth Beach boardwalk ranked 6th in National Geographic’s list of the top 10 boardwalks in America.
Atlantic City’s boardwalk was the top choice, while another New Jersey boardwalk, in Wildwood, took 10th place. Another nearby boardwalk, in Ocean City, Md., ranked 4th.
National Geographic says Delaware’s entry has a “vintage feel.”
Here is National Geographic’s full description:
“First built in 1873 when the city was established as a site for Methodist camp meetings, the mile-long boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach has recently undergone a facelift. A yellow pine herringbone patterned walkway has replaced concrete, but the vintage feel remains the same, with throwbacks like Funland, Surfside Arcade, and Dolle’s Salt Water Taffy.”
Rehoboth Beach Mayor Sam Cooper was proud to hear his beachside town’s planks ranked among the best.
“I think it’s great,” he said. “We put a lot of pride in our boardwalk. Our boardwalk’s got a little bit of everything. There’s arcades and shops and a lot of good strolling.”
Cooper’s favorite spot on the boardwalk is Funland.
“Seeing the kids enjoy themselves, there’s nothing like it,” he said. “Those little boats, they were there when I was a kid. It doesn’t get any better than that.”
As for the rest of the list, New York’s Coney Island came in second, followed by Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Ocean City, Md.; Venice Beach, Calif.; Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Santa Cruz, Calif.; the Sandwich boardwalk in Massachusetts; Virginia Beach, and Wildwood.