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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
+1 831-423-5590
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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” (210 reviews)
“giant dipper” (151 reviews)
“amusement park” (214 reviews)
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
+1 831-423-5590
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My son and I loved the boardwalk. Went on a Saturday, bought passes, and went on lots of rides, played games, and had a great time. Only complaint was how crowded it was. But what an amazing view from the top of the log ride.

Thank LuAndLupe
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have loved coming here for many years. This time in a little of the off season and sadly you can really see that age is setting in. Many of the attractions were shut down with little in tourists, but it was good for a...More

Thank WmDCook
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the SC Boardwalk is almost a step back in time, like a small Coney Island back in the day. Ride the 100+ year-old Loof carousel, grabbing the brass rings to throw in the clown's mouth to light him up. Haunted House, good-enough...More

Thank Adlai C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My grand daughter only has one mode when visiting, and that would be hours of rides, with the roller coasters being her favorites. It is free to enter and walk around. Friday nights have free concerts with (former) big name entertainers, and those events are...More

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for family and friends to visit. Pacific ave has Starbucks and Santa cruz coffee house ,petes coffee. There are a variety of places to visit. Coin operated games for kids when the boardwalk is open you can spend the day enjoying the rides or...More

Thank Desiree W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am sure it can be better but it was dead when we were there. Nothing happening, most stuff closed up. It is off season but I expected more.

Thank Richy_Bobby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the old time beach front classic boardwalks. Hot dogs and frozen drinks. Wooden roller coaster. What's there not to like about it?

Thank SometimesFlyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a family trip and spent Saturday at the boardwalk. We went in September and the weather was beautiful. It wasn't very crowded and we never had to wait for the rides. They are only open on the weekends after Sept 1 so...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place and what even makes it better is I have not seen it in 10 years. They have thrown a lot of money into restoration and cleanup of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It looks terrific! I also noticed that the ticket...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love eating carnival foods, riding exciting but not over the top rides, and drinking beer right by the beach, then this is the place for you. The Beach Boardwalk has been a family favorite for over 35+ years and we continue to come...More

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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