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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
+1 831-423-5590
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9-Hour Chauffeured Monterey Bay Coast Tour from San Francisco
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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” (206 reviews)
“giant dipper” (149 reviews)
“amusement park” (211 reviews)
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
+1 831-423-5590
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The boardwalk is much different from "back in the day" in that it is cleaner with plenty of foodstuffs to sample (warning: may not be too healthy!) and more rides. It has somewhat of a carnival atmosphere with all the chances given to try one's...More

Thank jennikayzee
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely all the lights but a lot of junkies clearly well under the influence and homeless a shame as area itself is nice and the lights at night so pretty

Thank Nichola C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a gorgeous place to go and see in this world. It’s got old world charisma and that classic beach relaxed atmosphere. I’ll always love this place because it transports me into a magical place and time in this world.

1  Thank Holly B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Since the closure of Fort Ord several years ago,the Boardwalk has become a great place for families and kids of all ages. Rides are fantastic and the views are not to be missed.

Thank Stevej95060
Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is one of the last Beach Boardwalk's with an amusement park. Featuring rides, fair food and arcade for kids and adults. This classic destination is one of the best family places to visit in Santa Cruz

Thank Kelsdog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been coming here for 19 years....great vibes, great beach. Everyone should check it out at least once

Thank stormiecmt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good amusement park right on the beach front. Varied rides and attractions. It is a historic location for those with an interest beyond the rides. Wonderful old rail road engine parks at the back whilst those on a trip down from the Rail road museum...More

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay in Santa Cruz was quite an impromptu one as we wanted to find a place close to San Francisco. ( we were heading there the following day) We found a hotel close to the amusement park and spent the afternoon looking around this...More

Thank AlannaOld
Reviewed 1 week ago

A season pass is the best deal. If you go twice, you've paid for it in full. It comes with tons of coupons and free stuff as well including a guest pass.

Thank April V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun place! We just walked through but so much to see and do. It was pretty crowded but we were there on a Saturday.

Thank Krr1975
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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