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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” (212 reviews)
“giant dipper” (153 reviews)
“amusement park” (214 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
+1 831-423-5590
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Reviewed yesterday

Great beach. Please try and visit towards sunset and get great view during day light and splendid view under lights. Parking is a bit problem during weekends and holidays. Don't miss the train ride.

Thank myselfHyderabad
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our hotel was right across the street so we figured we’d take a look. We rode the Big / Giant Dipper. A lot of rides were closed because it was January. You could mainly eat and shop your way through. Probably cooler in the summer...More

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of fabulous memories of this boardwalk from my teenage years came bubbling back to the surface as I walked the beach, watched the surfers, experienced a wedding proposal, took photos of families, and listened to the happily screaming teens on the roller coaster. Not...More

Thank StarLady99
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are first time visitors and were simply amazed. This place is like a large year round county fair carnival area. This cool place has a section suitable for kids, teenagers & adults!! The food sections are good but definitely a bit pricey as many...More

Thank fishinggeek78
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very old beach boardwalk hangout you definitely must visit. Make sure to take a ride on the oldest wooden roller coaster in California, the Giant Dipper, built in 1924. It still creaks, and I can't tell you the surprise you will encounter at the...More

1  Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 1 week ago

all kinds of rides -food booths arcades and has free music in the summer on fridats- it's right on the Beach so I say just go there and have a great time

Thank Will S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun place to visit and hang out as a family- lots of family friendly games and rides. Will be back!

Thank jennifermO512FG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Almost all games and shops were closed by 6pm while left many tourists wondered around for nothing. The holiday light train we took started at 5pm and ended at 6pm. There were more lights outside of train than inside. Nothing was offered in entertainment in...More

Thank jen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prices are okay, maybe a little steep, but beach is incredible, Boardwalk has a lot to offer, and it’s always a good time for all ages

Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was pretty at night, but being 6pm some attractions were starting to close. The ice skating looked very nice.

Thank Flamingo411
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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