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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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“giant dipper” (150 reviews)
“roller coaster” (191 reviews)
“amusement park” (213 reviews)
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
+1 831-423-5590
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The atmosphere was great, and it felt much more wholesome than the typical British fairground that we are used to. Two points worth noting: the height restrictions are quite strict on a lot of the rides so if...More

Thank andyd2110
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s been years since I’ve been to the boardwalk. It’s different when you go in your early 20’s and then go as an adult in your 40’s. I feel the rides are like the local fairs but you get to experience the beach and cooler...More

Thank josephhS1183YJ
Reviewed 2 days ago

A well kept boardwalk with plenty of amusements and food outlets. Took a ride on the legendary wooden rollercoaster. An enjoyable time spent here. All the fun of the fair!

Thank ack165
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The boardwalk is a great place to take the family. There’s shopping, food, an arcade and amusement type rides at the end of the boardwalk.

Thank Kaleiolani P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful walk on a sunset with many restaurants, gulls and seals with the surrounding occean view..

Thank couple59060
Reviewed 5 days ago

It may not be anymore but a lot of it was under construction and we were not able to have any fun. I hope next time we go will be open for business!

Thank Punkerdoodle81
Reviewed 5 days ago

Always enjoy walking this boardwalk, especially love the indoor gaming in pavilion...the roller coaster is a classic, and any fan must go on this one!

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great view over the ocean, the cliffs and surfers. A great bicycle lane or path for jogging and walking.

Thank Mirjam1403
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it was off season (after Labor Day), many restaurants dot this pier, so there are many choices. The beach is lovely.

Thank Laura49
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped to take a stroll along the boardwalk on a Thursday afternoon. Beautiful sunny warm day last week yet few shops or restaurants were even open. The amusement rides are apparently closed now except for weekends. Disappointing.

Thank COB
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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