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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Address: 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
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The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a classic seaside amusement park. The...

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.

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Arcades & giant dipper

If you love arcades and different carnival games you'll enjoy the walk. All 4 of us hopped on the Giant Dipper (wooden rollercoaster) and we're all surprised it was more thrilling... read more

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent the afternoon walking the boardwalk and pier. It's not quite Coney Island but like Coney Island you just have to go because it's fun! There are rides for all ages and the arcade has all the games you'd want to pass the time. Plus the pier/wharf is an easy stroll for seeing the water, getting gorgeous sunsets and taking... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you love arcades and different carnival games you'll enjoy the walk. All 4 of us hopped on the Giant Dipper (wooden rollercoaster) and we're all surprised it was more thrilling than we thought it'd be. Download the parking ap to save time with parking since all the meters require quarters.

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Gresham, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

ive been to the boardwalk 3 times and every time i see something new and different. what fun it is to see all the people. the only downfall to the boardwalk is that it is only open late during the summer months

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Martinez, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The kids still talk about how much fun we had, and we didn't even get to do everything. They loved the log ride and we went on it over Andy over and over again. Beach was really busy this time, but always beautiful! Next time we hope to go miniature golfing and do laser tag. The food is always good... More 

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Thank themermaidrach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The boardwalk is always a lot of fun. Great roller coasters and other rides, right on the beach, but I guess why it's called the boardwalk...Can't beat the location. It was closed for construction when we went in early January, and it was also pouring rain. We spent time in the arcade and at the mini golf in Neptune's Kingdom.... More 

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Orcutt, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here while growing up. teh Wooden Roller Coaster is geat and brought back memories. The Merry Go Round still has the ring toss, and pipe organ. They have updated other things. Taffy still can be had. The Casino had moremodern games but still the the old time feeling. Well worth the stop. I do remeber fireworks on the warf... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were taken aback at how old this place is and how it has not changed in 20 years. Dirty, tired and too many people. Overall boring.

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to take the family and have fun. Games to play, rides to enjoy, food to eat and you can take the kids to the beach which is on one side. Pay parking. Look for deals for the rides (passes) or come in off season for less ride waits

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the third time I've been to the Boardwalk...strongly suggest that visitors only go here on nice days when the rides are open. The arcade is limited to miniature golf and the standard arcade games one finds a Chuckie Cheese or Dave and Buster's. Not worth the stop without the rides...and yes...they are not open everyday...so be sure and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

SInce dogs are not allowed on the Boardwalk, our experience was limited to skulking and trying not to get caught.

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