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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
+1 831-423-5590
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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” (206 reviews)
“giant dipper” (149 reviews)
“amusement park” (211 reviews)
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
+1 831-423-5590
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful walk on a sunset with many restaurants, gulls and seals with the surrounding occean view..

Thank couple59060
Reviewed 3 days ago

It may not be anymore but a lot of it was under construction and we were not able to have any fun. I hope next time we go will be open for business!

Thank Punkerdoodle81
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always enjoy walking this boardwalk, especially love the indoor gaming in pavilion...the roller coaster is a classic, and any fan must go on this one!

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great view over the ocean, the cliffs and surfers. A great bicycle lane or path for jogging and walking.

Thank Mirjam1403
Reviewed 5 days ago

Even though it was off season (after Labor Day), many restaurants dot this pier, so there are many choices. The beach is lovely.

Thank Laura49
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped to take a stroll along the boardwalk on a Thursday afternoon. Beautiful sunny warm day last week yet few shops or restaurants were even open. The amusement rides are apparently closed now except for weekends. Disappointing.

Thank COB
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Plan to eat at the Wharf, as that is where he seafood really is. However, the Boardwalk itself provides great shops and plenty to do (to include visit the OCEAN!). It’s a cute place with something for everyone. The family enjoyed shopping, eating, and playing...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The boardwalk is much different from "back in the day" in that it is cleaner with plenty of foodstuffs to sample (warning: may not be too healthy!) and more rides. It has somewhat of a carnival atmosphere with all the chances given to try one's...More

Thank jennikayzee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely all the lights but a lot of junkies clearly well under the influence and homeless a shame as area itself is nice and the lights at night so pretty

Thank Nichola C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gorgeous place to go and see in this world. It’s got old world charisma and that classic beach relaxed atmosphere. I’ll always love this place because it transports me into a magical place and time in this world.

1  Thank Holly B
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18 September 2017|
Response from Cyrinaaaaa | Reviewed this property |
11 am to 7 pm according to google. Hope this helps :)
Cristina P
2 August 2017|
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Response from chiliyo | Reviewed this property |
Access to the Boardwalk is free. You only pay for the rides.
Abigail C
30 June 2017|
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Response from thandah17 | Reviewed this property |
You need your own wristband to access the rides. They are secured around your wrist and need to be scanned as you access each ride