The Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail, which spans the coast of Monterey between Pacific Grove and Castroville, is a beautiful 18 mile former railway, which is now a two lane path leading to some of the most notable tourist attractions in the area.
As a result of the Big Dig project and development of the Seaport district, it's possible to run about 14 miles from Charlestown to the UMASS Boston. Most of it very pleasant along the water! We've detailed several sections
Coney Island is the quintessential New York attraction, from the beach to the boardwalk to the rides at Luna Park. The boardwalk is approximately 2.5 miles from end to end. For a longer run, extend east along the water to Sheepshead Bay.
This 18-mile trail is one of the most spectacular urban runs in the country. Gorgeous views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, urban beaches, marinas, and beautiful parks, passing by some of the city’s famous cultural institutions.
Choose a section or run the whole ~9 mile stretch of the Corpus Christi Bay Trail, a waterfront route from the Barge Docks to Cayo de Oso. It’s a great tour through some of the city’s best offerings!
Brick-paved oceanfront promenade stretching nearly 2 miles. A haven for runners, walkers, cyclists, etc. Festive and crowded! Lots of bars, restaurants, and shops along the way.
Run the longest continuous sidewalk in the United States, while enjoying splendid ocean views! Seawall Urban Park is the sidewalk along Seawall Blvd. on Galveston's Gulf (south) side . Good water views the whole way. A festive scene.
A wonderful run along the Halifax waterfront. Dedicated boardwalk most of the way, with great views of the water and harbour. Lots of great shops, restaurants, and important Halifax sights along the way.
The Jersey Shore is famous for its boardwalks, and the longer ones are great for running. Great ocean views, people watching, and entertainment. Our favorites: Atlantic City, Wildwood, Avalon to Belmar, and Seaside. Might have to dodge the crowds in summer.
Wonderful beach and boardwalk running. At Long Beach, a festive boardwalk runs for 2.2 miles along the beach. At Jones Beach, there are miles of running, including the Jones Boardwalk and two longer multi-use paths. Beach also runnable.
One of the iconic sections of the Marvin Braude path. Starting at Santa Monica Pier, 3.3 miles to Venice Beach, ending at Washington Blvd. Includes Muscle Beach, the famed outdoor basketball courts, and Venice Skatepark.
One of the great urban beaches. The wide sand beach stretches for nearly ten miles from south to north with a running path along most of the way. South Beach is where the action is .
Fantastic, festive waterfront path with great views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. It's nearly 6 miles from Pier A park north, through Weehawken, to Guttenberg. The path links several parks, with fun extra jaunts out to piers.
One of Portland’s centerpieces, running from downtown, along the water, to Back Cove. The waterfront trail is built along an old rail corridor and offers spectacular harbor and ocean views.
The cement walkway/boardwalk along Avenida Victor Rojas in Arecibo on Puerto Rico's northern coast offers stunning ocean views. It's nearly 2 miles between the bridge over the Río Grande to the point of Obrero. A great spot for a sunset run.
San Diego’s fabulous beaches are part of the city’s fabric. The signature run is the Oceanfront Boardwalk, a 3.5 mile paved path from North Pacific Beach to South Mission Beach.
The run along Chrissy Field from Fort Mason to Fort Point is one of the great urban runs of the world. Water views the whole way. Heading north, views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands, and south, the SF skyline.
The signature Santa Barbara run is between Shoreline Park and East Beach, featuring beaches, marina, piers, parks, palm-lined boulevards, and mountain views. 5 miles one-way, all on paths, with option for 2-mile Montecito Loop.
Wonderful coastal running along a multi-use path that runs from Municipal Wharf to Natural Bridges State Park. It's 2.8 miles one-way. Great views, with Seal Rock/Lighthouse Point being one of the scenic highlights.
The main waterfront trail route along Puget Sound running from Century Link Field in the south to Smith Cove in Magnolia to the north.There are various running options here.
Claimed to be the world’s longest continuous sidewalk, stretching 4.5 miles along the waterfront. Spectacular views of the Bay and the downtown skyline. Fountains, fitness stations, mile markers. The neighborhoods inside the path are also gorgeous for running.
The signature running trail along the Lake Ontario waterfront in Toronto. A great run from downtown is from Queen’s Quay to the Humber River Bridge, about 5 miles.
The iconic run in Scarborough is the waterfront path at Scarborough Bluffs, with great views of the cliffs and the waterfront. There's also a 10 km waterfront path between East Point Park and Frenchman's Bay. Trail runners will love Rouge River Park.
One of the best beach & boardwalk runs in the mid-Atlantic U.S. The beach is 5+ miles of wide, firm, packed sand. The boardwalk is 2.7 miles long and features an amusement park and famed Neptune Statue.
The 17-mile Seawall is the world 's longest uninterrupted waterfront path. Highlights include the Stanley Park loop, False Creek, and the Seaside area.