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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” (213 reviews)
“giant dipper” (154 reviews)
“amusement park” (215 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
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+1 831-423-5590
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"roller coaster"
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"giant dipper"
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"amusement park"
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"mini golf"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took my grandkids in December they had indoor ice skating and the kids totally enjoyed it at the boardwalk and then we went and walked the beach I could not believe it it was sunny. My grandkids totally enjoyed it they already want to go...More

Thank krysheila99
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took my family on vacation before school started back up. It was amazing. The lines were not as long as expected and it was endless fun for 12 hours straight. Will be returning soon.

Thank Yamamoto57
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend this as a highlight. The fair grounds as a backdrop make this a special experience for all especially on twilight.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a couple places were open on Friday afternoon in Feb , it was unseasonably warm so it was nice to walk the boardwalk and down to the end of the pier. One food place was open and we had some surprisingly good ceviche and...More

Thank exploring9999
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my five sons there at the end of summer - it wasn't very busy on a weekday in August as we got there early in the day. The weather was perfect and we found a lot to do. I would recommend going one...More

Thank Sue O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boardwalk at Santa Cruz is a nice stroll and you got the ocean there to see also yes they do have amusement park with many rides but myself I just enjoyed the scenery

Thank nazkar14
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the place was closed because it was winter, but they had decorated Christmas trees, Santa, Ice Skating, some food vendors, arcade ... GREAT PLACE for Family FUN!!! We were pleasantly surprised!!

Thank JustBren
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is really relaxing and fun to walk around. Lots of things to see. Beach is no comparable to the carribbean but for the west coast, it is not too bad.

Thank MC P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast, us(the parents) and 2, 13 year old girls, for a birthday weekend. Be sure to buy a yearly pass, as it pays for itself in one trip...because in the coupon book you get with the year pass you get a free...More

Thank Lindsey H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boardwalk is a great family friendly place to go and also great for couples, friends and/or large groups. We spent time at the boardwalk and then walked down the pier to have dinner and see the sea lions! There was a concert happening while...More

Thank Sarah F
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adardine
18 September 2017|
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Response from Cyrinaaaaa | Reviewed this property |
11 am to 7 pm according to google. Hope this helps :)
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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.
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Abigail C
30 June 2017|
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Response from Ally G | Reviewed this property |
The wristband is for only one person - cannot be switched from person to person. If you plan on doing 15-20 rides it might be worth it to get a season pass because then you can get one other person in free that day plus a... More
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