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Santa Cruz Wharf

Santa Cruz, CA
+1 831-420-6025
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Eat, fish, listen to music, shop, talk to the seals, watch the boats,walk, etc.

Great place for many activities or just to hang out at. There is something for everyone who loves... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz Wharf

The wharf is a main attraction for Santa Cruz visitors. Situated adjacent to the boardwalk, it is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lee G
Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, CA
+1 831-420-6025
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place for many activities or just to hang out at. There is something for everyone who loves the Ocean. Parking is a problem if you don't get here early on weekends.

Thank _leeheathorn
Reviewed yesterday

The wharf is a main attraction for Santa Cruz visitors. Situated adjacent to the boardwalk, it is a nice vantage point to see the boardwalk and to observe the sea lions that inhabit the substructure of the wharf. There are a variety of businesses on...More

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice long pier for walking or fishing. Plenty of bathrooms. Places to eat and get a drink. Can rent boat. Souvineers. Parking available on the pier. Can be cool so jacket may be good to bring.

Thank navyjim58
Reviewed 3 days ago

A Good location to spend time shopping, eating and viewing the sea lions. You can also fish or watch the newbie surfers learn off the coast.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was impressed with this wharf and the views it offers of the water around Santa Cruz. You have the option of parking and walking out on the pier or you can drive out and park on the pier itself. There are many local shops...More

Thank ddmullis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Wharf offers a great viw out to the ocean and to the Boardwalk. You can observe people fishing, which can be fun when they catch a fish. Seals live below. They're great fun for small and big. There're shops and restaurants. We had the...More

Thank Cherievani
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take a walk on the wharf after visiting the boardwalk. We were hungry and wanted to try one of the restaurants @ the wharf. We ended up at Woodie's Café. We enjoyed the views, the food, and our stroll. Very nice relaxing...More

1  Thank tloliv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my wife, mom and her boyfriend. It was fun to take our time and shop and soak in the gorgeous views. Watching the surfers was really cool. Make sure to go to the end of the wharf and look down the designated...More

1  Thank csksr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming her for 45 years so I have seen lots of changes. Although there is not the old charm, it's still a great pier. The Dolphin restaurant was great our first night. Gildas for breakfast was not what it used to be...More

Thank marina404
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is hardly ever crowded. I guess they are all at the Boardwalk down the beach. Works for me. Got an hour ? This is a great place to take a walk with kids and Grandparents. There is something for everyone. Buy some fresh...More

Thank Anne w
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Maureen S
Where is pismo beach?
20 June 2016|
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Response from MsMouseCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
Just south of San Luis Obisbo (Central Coast) off highway 101. A 3 hour drive south from Santa Cruz Wharf. Pismo Clams are big & famous. Certain times of the year people dig for them and have parties with clam chowder & such... More
is there parking for a 34 foot rv
2 April 2015|
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Response from Jessica H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anything that big parked on the wharf. There is a lot of parking by the amusement park on the boardwalk, so I would try there. If you are staying in the rv, sea cliff state beach has rv spots right on the ocean... More