Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 65%Adventure Travelers
- 64%Local Culture
- 61%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 59%Budget Travelers
- 54%Nightlife Lovers
Member Reviews (103)
- Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkFeb 12, 2014
This Boardwalk with it's long sandy beach and fun Wharf is always a favorite place to visit for all ages. The kids are fascinated with the rides that range from gentle spinning teacups and the elegantly hand-carved horses on one of the few merry-go-rounds that still has rings to toss in the clown's mouth. It creates a loud laughter when a ring hits the target, which is enjoyed by everyone! For the older more adventurous kids, the Great Dipper and many other exciting rides and adventures are waiting for them. For Mom and Dads, there are beautiful flowers, wine tasting rooms & great restaurants on the Wharf, and for the Grandparents they will be interesting the historical pictures and the new & Free Monterey Bay Sanctuary Museum at the street right in front of the Wharf, along with lots of place to get fun and useful souvenirs. There are several discounts for the ride tickets on their website.
- Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Feb 09, 2014
Wonderful amusement park, right on the beach. Don't miss the evening concerts on the beach during the summer and special events throughout the year.
- Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 6Jan 23, 2014
Nice place to play on a warm California summer day (or night). The Big Dipper roller coaster is my favorite ride. Grab some salt water taffy while you're there.
- Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 1Jan 23, 2014
This is THE reason people come to Santa Cruz. During the summer it's impossible to get a spot here to park, but during winter it's perfect. You can get a spot pretty easily. Go on one of the roller coasters, sit on the gondola for a great park view, or go to the beach and enjoy the people. Fun guaranteed if you try to have it.
- Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkJan 05, 2014
What you might imagine rollercoasters, log rides, merry-go-rounds. Something for all ages, carnival games and stuff you wouldn't consider eating elsewhere that somehow becomes a requirement while there. LOUD music! You can wander around for the atmosphere for free and pay as you go for rides. Not enough to keep you for more than an hour or two. The beach is nearby but gets pretty crowded in the summer, might consider moving to Seabright if you want a little more quiet or space. In the winter things are largely shut down.
- Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkNov 18, 2013
One of the oldest amusement parks on the coast (my mother worked in the 'custard stand' on the boardwalk when she was in high school!) this is definitely one of my favorite spots to take the family. You can come and stay on the beach and only pay for those who want to go on rides - the Giant Dipper (!), Haunted House, Pirate Ship and Giant Swing, to name a few. The kiddie rides are at the end of the boardwalk and are lots of fun for small children. The season passes are a great bargain since the Boardwalk is open year round, and has lots to do.
There are often live bands on the beach on Friday nights during the summer and there's always the gift shops, arcade games and fun food. Great for all ages, and group size.
The famous 'Cave Man and Cave Woman' still ride the sky lift!
- Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
For all you 'Lost Boys' fans, this is the place featured prominently in the 80's vampire cult hit. Not many blood suckers these days but there is 'warm sand, cool surf and hot rides' as advertised. Admission is free as is the breeze blowing in off the beautiful Pacific Ocean.