I go down & walk on RB boardwalk many times a year. One complete round trip is 1 mile. I like to go down and walk enjoying listening to the waves and seeing the water. July & August it is usually too crowded to walk comfortably. There are benches so you can sit and watch the waves. However, don't eat while sitting there. The seagulls have become so used to visitors feeding them that they think they have a right to your food. The will fly in and take it out of your hand while you are trying to put it in your mouth. So they are thieves who will steal your food and not wait to be given it. Sometimes I get coffee now but they will come and look at you for food. It ruins my boardwalk time having them there and it is very difficult to get rid of them. The kids enjoy throwing fries up into the air and have the gulls catch them.