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Santa Cruz Wharf

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Address: Santa Cruz, CA

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Great place for a nice walk. Good atmosphere around the wharf. Plenty of stuff going on, from surfing, volleyball etc Amusement park for the kids so they wont get bored. Plenty of... read more

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Lincoln, California
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been coming her for 45 years so I have seen lots of changes. Although there is not the old charm, it's still a great pier. The Dolphin restaurant was great our first night. Gildas for breakfast was not what it used to be and when I mentioned to the server ,it was an ,oh well attitude. But two... More 

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santa cruz
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is hardly ever crowded. I guess they are all at the Boardwalk down the beach. Works for me. Got an hour ? This is a great place to take a walk with kids and Grandparents. There is something for everyone. Buy some fresh fish to take home for dinner, visit the Sea Lions, talk to the fishermen. Check... More 

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newtownmountkennedy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place for a nice walk. Good atmosphere around the wharf. Plenty of stuff going on, from surfing, volleyball etc Amusement park for the kids so they wont get bored. Plenty of eateries nearby. All in great experience

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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667 reviews
225 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The wharf has a large number of amusements, some shops, and restaurants. It's definitely a "tourist trap" but you know that as soon as you see it. The water is beautiful and the adjacent pier is a good walk with more shops and restaurants. You will pay to park and need to stay on top of the time left on... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 524 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Santa Cruz is a really vibrant place full of tourists it has a lovely vibe and the wharf is the heartbeat of the town. So many people congregate here to stroll along by the water. Loads of amusements nearby for the kids and lots of cafes and restaurants. Lovely views of the water and the beach. Well worth your time... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The world famous Santa Cruz Wharf is a great place to visit lots of restaurants sea life fishing off the pier borrow a boat or a kayak.

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Oakley, California
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pretty nice Wharf go all the way to the end so you can see the sea lions Under the Pier , there is also a splash Cafe there but don't get it confused with the splash from Pismo Beach the food there is ok but not nearly as good as the splash from Pismo Beach. I much... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend took me site seeing. The beach was not very nice. It just finished raining really hard. The weather was cold and windy but I still had a good time. I walked the Broadwalk. I had a few beer and took some great pictures. I saw some seals too.

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Seattle, Washington
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196 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stop here. We got some fresh salty air visited shops and restaurants on the wharf. We will definitely come back if we are in the area.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was a bit slow but the Fish & Chip dinner and Crab cakes were good. We were able to watch the surfers while we waited. We had to wait for our bill

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