The boardwalk benches from the Coast Guard Museum north to Thrasher’s all face the boardwalk. From the Northside of the Pier Building (Ripley’s) to 4th Street there are benches facing both the boardwalk and the ocean. From 4th Street North to the end of the boardwalk all of the benches face the boardwalk; the sea wall runs from 4th Street North and is about hip high; therefore sitting on a bench facing the ocean; you would not be able to see very much. At one time the benches from 4th Street North were flip back benches; meaning the back could move so that you could sit facing either direction; however in order to make the seating on the boardwalk more aesthetically pleasing per the Boardwalk Development Association those benches were done away with and a more decorative bench was used that does not give you the ability to face either direction.
Animals are not allowed on the beach at any time between May 1 and September 30.
Bicycles are allowed on the Boardwalk as follows: Memorial Day through Labor Day-2:00 am to 10:00 am May 1 through Memorial Day, and then Labor Day through September 30, holidays, Springfest, Sunfest, Saturdays and Sundays-2:00 am to 12 Noon Anytime October 1 through April 30.
The Travel Channel calls our classic wooden boardwalk one of America’s best. USA Today named it one of the nation’s “Top 10 Great Boardwalks” It’s 3 miles of family fun & sun!!