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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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"roller coaster"
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"giant dipper"
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"amusement park"
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Reviewed yesterday

I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the Boardwalk when I took relatives with a 9 year-old boy to the Boardwalk. We arrived right when they opened the rides at 11:00 a.m. on a weekday. Walked right on the rides---no lines--- most of the...More

Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On the way through, vacationing with twk teenagers. Good balance of ride types and thrill level. Security was certainly present. Close parking across street. Combined with beach access was a great day.

Thank Eric S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were visiting California from Oregon and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk was high on my list of attractions to see. My husband, two children and I enjoyed our stroll along the boardwalk and picnicking on the hot sand. The rides are pretty standard prices...More

Thank oregonmomma2
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 4 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 4 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

Thank ONE_db
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Reviewed 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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jeremysK8977CM
22 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
25 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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