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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: Tours & Tickets

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The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a classic seaside amusement park. The admission-free attraction features thrill rides like the famous Giant Dipper roller coaster, kiddie rides, games, shops, food, and year-round indoor activities. Admission is...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
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+1 831-423-5590
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Reviewed 2 days ago

as it was my birthday, I went for an awesome night at the beach along with a movie. definitely worth it. first time watching movie on the beach, loved it

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kimberly T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fun place to hang out if you have kids. The turkey leg was good too. Lots of places to eat. It was also nice to lay on the beach all day. The $15 parking was fair considering you can park there from 11am to 7pm.and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank jo2060
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend a fun day walking the boardwalk, laying on the beach , swim, have a thrill on the rides, play games, eat , shop.. something for everyone to have a great time.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank angel87815
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you get the chance to check out the boardwalk I highly recommend! So much to see and do, history and modern collide! Amazing!

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Rob K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing, fun, and relaxing family time at the beach and boardwalk! The hotel was close within the boardwalk (Solares) and it was a breeze in terms of convenience, especially if you have kids!

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank FamTrips2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe because it was grey and overcast I didn’t appreciate this for what it is. Half of it was shut, and what was open seemed dated. It’s a shame because I wanted to like it and had such high hopes when I arrived here. As...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SpiderVarg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a great spot, can walk to the boardwalk, and we parked very close to our room. Very quiet area, very quiet at night... Could not even hear neighbors. Our only problem was it was a double bed, and it was tight for 2 persons....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bgs925
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I haven't been to the Boardwalk since I was a teenager, it was just as much fun as I remembered. Great rides, fried treats (CORNDOGS!) and a very decent beach. The Pirate Themed Arcade is sure to be a hit with the younger travelers. So...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank MPerce
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a wonderful Attraction to all ages. I'm a senior citizen and I enjoyed myself and my husband also a great selection of food to choose from.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bellie58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The boardwalk is such a fun experience- vendors and food and people. The beach is great and the view incredible. The crowds were calm and it was a really good way to spend the day!

Date of experience: September 2019
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O P
21 September 2019|
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Response from Chris K | Reviewed this property |
I would just purchase it there unless there is a substantial discount.
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O P
21 September 2019|
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Response from Lisa C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can purchase your all day pass the day of at any of the ticket booths. They also have a “boardwalk credit card” that you can load and then swipe for each ride you want to go on. When I visit, I usually load $30 on... More
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Martha G
15 July 2019|
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Response from Ann B | Reviewed this property |
Check with Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk website. They give a lot of information and a number you can call. We used the cards. And got our train tickets on line.
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