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Santa Cruz Wharf

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Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
+1 831-420-6025
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Restaurants and a few shops

If you are fish eater the wharf gives you several options of restaurants of varying degrees of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lms63
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Hercules, ca
Great afternoon walk and dinner locale

Visited the wharf late afternoon and stayed til after sunset. We walked the pier the enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MZTLady
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
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"sea lions"
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"shops and restaurants"
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"seafood"
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"nice walk"
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"candy shop"
in 10 reviews
"clam chowder"
in 19 reviews
"fun to watch"
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"salt water taffy"
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"great place to visit"
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"sunny day"
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"off season"
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"people watching"
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"beach boardwalk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are fish eater the wharf gives you several options of restaurants of varying degrees of casualness. I don't eat fish so choices were extremely limited. Prices are on the high side. There a couple of souvenir shops. In a few places you may...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the wharf late afternoon and stayed til after sunset. We walked the pier the enjoyed the ocean’s salty air, watched the hearty play in the waves and checked out the shops and restaurants. Parking is cheap - $1/Hour for the first 4 hours -...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the views from the wharf and pleasant walk. The view of sunset is just awesome. The sea lions take their naps underneath just for and fyi. Many restaurants to enjoy also.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I appreciate that the wharf has free access to the sea lions that hang out toward the farthest point, but the proximity of the wharf to the boardwalk means everything on it is above average in price. Not my favorite place to go in the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice way to spend an afternoon is to visit the Santa Cruz Wharf. Plenty of parking, lots of restaurants to choose from, shops and a candy making store where you can get chocolate covered bacon or Santa Cruz salt water taffy. You can walk...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love having dinner on the Santa Cruz Wharf! Lots of great restaurants to choose from. Especially fun to eat on the Wharf when it's raining and stormy. Have a great time!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a stroll up the wharf, and enjoy the sea lions at the top - they were all on the struts asleep when we went, which was great to see. Some nice eateries and shops. We were only there for half an hour so even...More

Thank Jon M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though I live in Santa Cruz, I still love going out on the wharf for a meal on occassion. If you avoid peak touristy times it is an easy experience to park and find a table at a nice fish place. And on Tuesdays...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in October so it slows down from the summer months, beautiful place on a nice sunny day to walk around and look at the view, lots of neat shops and restaurants around to go to. Great place to just sit on a bench and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boys love going here. They love the rides and the beach and it's all around fun for the entire family.

Thank K G
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Maureen S
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Response from MsMouseCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
Just south of San Luis Obisbo (Central Coast) off highway 101. A 3 hour drive south from Santa Cruz Wharf. Pismo Clams are big & famous. Certain times of the year people dig for them and have parties with clam chowder & such... More
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Response from Jessica H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anything that big parked on the wharf. There is a lot of parking by the amusement park on the boardwalk, so I would try there. If you are staying in the rv, sea cliff state beach has rv spots right on the ocean... More
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