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Santa Cruz Wharf

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Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
+1 831-420-6025
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Lovely evening stroll

I love walking the wharf in the evening, while the shops are still open. There are numerous... read more

Reviewed today
legsbell
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California
World Famous Santa Cruz Wharf

Amazing place to visit & walk up. Drenched in history. & magnificent place to view & photograph... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maxxis1982
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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“sea lions” (301 reviews)
“seafood” (55 reviews)
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
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+1 831-420-6025
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"sea lions"
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"shops and restaurants"
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"seafood"
in 55 reviews
"nice walk"
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"candy shop"
in 10 reviews
"clam chowder"
in 20 reviews
"fun to watch"
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"salt water taffy"
in 15 reviews
"sunny day"
in 12 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"off season"
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"people watching"
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"beach boardwalk"
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"amusement park"
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"fishing"
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Reviewed today

I love walking the wharf in the evening, while the shops are still open. There are numerous restaurants and at the end of the wharf are the seals and a great place to watch the sunset.

Thank legsbell
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing place to visit & walk up. Drenched in history. & magnificent place to view & photograph Santa Cruz’s Surfers.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

after walking from the mission to the lighthouse, but came to see what the wharf was about. Many places to eat and a couple of gift shops..When leaving, saw the seals on the bottom of some stairs..lounging...I felt like they did..so I left

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The seals would come up onto the support structure of the wharf and we toured the shops to the sunshine and breeze of Santa Cruz. There were many dining options and we actually ate next door to a place that Chris went to last year...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

SC Wharf is a must-see if you're in town. Go there for a nice long walk out to the end. You'll usually be able to see (an hear) the seals lazing around on the pilings. There are many restaurants on the wharf, mostly all good....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place for family to hang out. Had dinner at the wharf after a long day at the beach. Kids loved the sea lions.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Santa Cruz Wharf is a great place to visit when you are in town. Parking can be tough but we were fortunate to be staying nearby so we could walk. Lots of restaurants and little shops. We were disappointed that the restaurants didn’t have...More

Thank Amymo66
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time with my wife walking down the wharf taking in the view. We stopped in at almost all the shops to see what they had to offer. After 3 it was obvious they all had about the same apparel, hats, shirts, flip...More

Thank AutoCAD
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wharf is the perfect place to wander for a couple of hours and have a meal. With amazing view of Santa Cruz, you cant not just enjoy the walk up and down the pier. The Sea Lions put on a show for you at...More

Thank Dean E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to people-watch and have a good view of many different fun and exciting things. It can be whatever you make it, we thoroughly enjoyed watching the sunset and checking out all of the different sites.

Thank Ahems
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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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