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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
+1 831-423-5590
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Monterey Bay Coastal Day Trip from San Francisco with Driver and Transportation
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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 free. Ride tickets may be purchased per ride, per day, or per season. Free summer entertainment includes Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“roller coaster” (214 reviews)
“giant dipper” (158 reviews)
“amusement park” (219 reviews)
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 yesterday via mobile

No visit to Santa Cruz is complete without a long stroll on the picturesque Santa Cruz boardwalk. It’s the ideal place for all ages. The amusement park and ocean add to the colourful location.

Thank Progressive T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed out time at the clean beach. As a tourist, we didn't have our own chairs and umbrella, so I had to go buy $16 folding chairs and a $24 umbrella unless I wanted us to burn in the sun. A parking attendant had informed...More

Thank Smiley T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a good time on the beach at the boardwalk. We weren't there for the rides, however, we enjoyed the excitement and fun. Spent more time walking the beach and checking out the many ways to spend money. Things are definitely now expensive on the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everytime I come here, to the boardwalk and partake in ALL the fun activities the Boardwalk has to offer; it is always a Blast! On this trip, it was amazing. Updated arcade games, a ticket system that is on your arcade card. No more paper...More

Thank Veronica R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A little slice of Coney Island on the Pavific coast. Anything you could want in a beachfront amusement park is here. Lots of rides, food booths and shopping. Plus, a beautiful beach to enjoy!

Thank lynncoel
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Get a Wrist Band for all day Rides, all rides are $4-7 ea. all "Kiddie Rides $3-5, food is carnival type, good and fat'ning <> Fun food, beach is nice, water is California Cold 55-57 deg. Parking is $15 all day or 1.25-2.50 per hr...More

Thank dearrow
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always love Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Brings back memories of my childhood and makes new memories with my family.

Thank santacruz95062
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you enjoy carnivals, amusement parks, and arcades then there is no going wrong with this place. We went for our 1 year wedding anniversary and had tons of fun as a younger couple with no kids. We also bought our tickets from costco, which...More

Thank Megan N
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a wonderful time here! Beautiful beach with lots to do. Places to dine were plentiful. So much to do and not enough time.

Thank marindai
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a place full of history, original boardwalk and the atmosphere made me feel like a kid again. I rode the rides and played in the arcade. Good food with many options.

Thank ninot203
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jeremysK8977CM
21 June 2018|
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Response from Robinelechat | Reviewed this property |
I haven't stayed at the boardwalk late w/ my young kids, but I would not worry about going back to the parking lot at a reasonable time, even at night. We saw quite a few security and even police in the middle of the day. I... More
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Terry P
26 May 2018|
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Response from Larry W | Reviewed this property |
It is a public beach boardwalk, so I would assume they would be allowed.
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hil217
24 March 2018|
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Response from Rebecca B | Reviewed this property |
The break even point for a band versus individual tickets was really low (i want to say 6 rides or so). We were even given 1 free annual pass for 2018 with our band purchase. I would advise to check the times and open days... More
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