Boardwalk vs Walkway - What's the difference?

boardwalk | walkway |


As nouns the difference between boardwalk and walkway

is that boardwalk is a path for pedestrians, typically made out of wood and running alongside a beach while walkway is a clearly defined path for pedestrians.

boardwalk

Noun

(en noun)
  • A path for pedestrians, typically made out of wood and running alongside a beach.
  • * 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/nyregion/new-jersey-continues-to-cope-with-hurricane-sandy.html?hp]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
  • New Jersey was reeling on Wednesday from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which has caused catastrophic flooding here in Hoboken and in other New York City suburbs, destroyed entire neighborhoods across the state and wiped out iconic boardwalks in shore towns that had enchanted generations of vacationgoers.

    walkway

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A clearly defined path for pedestrians.