There is not much to say about the Wharf and the Boardwalk, except DO NOT MISS this if you are in the area. The beach is nice, the amusement looked fun, but we didn't time to do any of that, but the Roller Coaster sure looked inviting. There are places to eat, shopes to browse in and maybe find something to buy, the pier is terrific and one can walk out on it or drive. My husband walked to the end the night we were in the area and then the next morning we drove out to the end and looked in some of the shops. I really wanted a sweat shirt with Santa Cruz on it, but I could not see departing with $30.00 or more for one. And, there are more beach volley balls courts than I could count. It appeared to be a weekend hang out area for all age groups and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, even the police who was walking the Boardwalk. Be sure not to miss this area of town! We loved it!