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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” (197 reviews)
“giant dipper” (141 reviews)
“amusement park” (195 reviews)
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
+1 831-423-5590
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are many rides, arcade games, and fast food. Lots of beach shops. The beach behind boardwalk is flat with white sand and water is pretty calm. Boardwalk itself is not that long and crowded. Parking can be difficult, Public lot across street from parking...More

Thank Besos43
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic evening on the boardwalk with my American family and friends. Awesome experience. Loved the old wooden rollercoaster coaster...

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect due to the mixed reviews but we had a ball. The unlimited wrist band was good value, we were able to ride the attractions as much as we liked. The restrooms were clean as was the boardwalk. The bands...More

Thank Vic
Reviewed 2 days ago

I guess there is a way to do the Santa Cruz Boardwalk on the inexpensive side but I didn’t find one. It costs $15 to park for starters. Then if you want to ride any rides, an all-day pass will set you back $36.95 +...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 3 days ago

An awesome place in Santa cruz, the beach boardwalk is simply great, it is quite big, so lively and busy when we went there. the rides are simply awesome and most are suitable for the whole family. Don't miss this place...

Thank Mohammed A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was so happy to be back in Santa Cruz the boardwalk was as fun as ever with some new ride upgrades especially to the haunted castle ride which is my sons favorite.

Thank H20gurl
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved it. My daughter LOVED it. Everyone around seemed to love it. Fun, fun, fun was had by all. GO!

Thank RomanGoblets
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Boardwalk was great! Buy wristband passes online with Costco and save a few bucks. Be sure to arrive early or you will sit in traffic for 1 hour, with no place to park.

Thank TravelingJlowd
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You have to stop in on a Wednesday or a Thursday. All you need is an empty Pepsi product and you can get a half price ride bracelet. The rides were fun!

Thank Burns57777
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place was pretty packed, but I'm glad we went. There are still a bunch of quirky things to do here, despite the many updates the boardwalk has made to stay current. The miniature golf area was neat, and so was the arcade upstairs. There...More

Thank kellybakeswell
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Abigail C
30 June 2017|
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Response from Mswtucker | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. We bought individual bands for each person.
23 June 2017|
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Response from Ally G | Reviewed this property |
You are not allowed to camp on the beach near the Boardwalk however there are some state campgrounds in the vicinity. Reservations available online.
Zenaida P
29 March 2017|
Response from SCBoardwalk | Property representative |
Yes, Boardwalk rides are scheduled to open 11am - 9pm on Saturday April 1, 2017.