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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, California 95060 USA

2,120 Reviews
Closed Now
Opens Sat 11a
  • Independent
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  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • Outdoor
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“Amusement park”

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is recognized as the best seaside park in the world. Our vibrant, bustling amusement park is renowned for its great rides, remarkable history, spectacular beach setting, and friendly attitude. The Boardwalk has been operating since 1907, and it hasn’t missed a beat! We believe in affordable family fun - that’s why admission is free, summer entertainment is included, and ride tickets are affordable. Two of our rides are National Historic Landmarks, but don’t let that fool you. The 1924 Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster still thrills riders with its hair-raising dips and turns and the Looff Carousel's unique ring toss provides a surprising challenge. Our indoor arcades offer the largest selection of games in Northern California with the latest video and redemption games, pinball machines, a vintage game collection, two-story miniature golf course, and laser tag arena. There's also a family bowling center right across the street. Many people visit just for the food. Choices include corn dogs made from a secret family recipe, deep fried artichokes, chocolate covered bacon, and deep fried Twinkies! The Boardwalk spans a wide sandy beach along Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary where it’s not unusual to see otters, dolphins, sea lions, and even whales swimming just offshore.

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Lillian H.

I've been coming here ever since I was little. Growing up in the Bay Area, this was always a place to go to get away from the heat. I love walking the boardwalk and going on rides and playing... Read more

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Jazmine V.

It's been probably over 10 years since I've last visited the Beach Boardwalk. I used to come here a lot over the summers when I was a kid for family beach outings. This time around, I made a trip... Read more

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Shelly S.

Why was I born and bred in California but never visited Santa Cruz Boardwalk??? Sure, I live close to the Santa Monica Pier and Long Beach's Shoreline Village, and Manhattan beach pier but those... Read more

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

400 Beach St
Santa Cruz, California
95060 USA
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Closed Now
  • Sun: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
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