Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Theme Park, Beach, and Arts & Entertainment
400 Beach St (btw Riverside Ave & Cliff St), Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • Noon–4:00 PM
  • Wed
    • Noon–6:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk features modern and classic thrill rides, restaurants, miniature golf, video arcades, and bowling, located on a mile of sandy beach.


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  • giant dipper
  • lost boys
  • amusement park
  • concerts
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  • clam chowder
  • mini golf
  • scenic views
  • arcade games
  • deep fried twinkies
  • hot dogs
  • fried oreos
  • pinball
  • bread bowls
  • cotton candy
  • picnics
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  • corn dogs
  • ice cream
  • wine
  • Tiffany B.

    DO NOT GO ON THE "FIRE BALL". It is traumatic. And this is coming from a roller-coaster enthusiast. 🎢😰🔫

    Tiffany Bukowski · 2 weeks ago
  • Douglas V.

    It beautiful and change of scenic!!!

    Douglas Vigil · March 18
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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  • OurTripVideos

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA, USA(Visiting Place) - 17 Pictures Read more

    OurTripVideos · November 15, 2014
  • David B.

    Idyllic amusement park with awesome views of the beach.

    David Bernal · November 11, 2014
  • Alex K.

    I remember coming here as a kid and most of it has stayed in tact. Nice to see the locals still enjoying it. The jungle climb was the most popular carnival game. Trying to figure how to game it still.

    Alex Kim · September 20, 2014
  • Adriana Z.

    Fun 🎠🎡🎢

    Adriana Zuniga · September 17, 2014
  • Kay D.

    Love the rollercoaster!!!! :))

    Kay Dela Cruz · September 14, 2014
  • Emiliy M.

    There is a pineapple stand that sells Dole Whip identical to what you can find at Disneyland!

    Emiliy Marino · September 8, 2014
  • Bourbon🍸Explorer

    This is not the fun place it was when I was a kid. This theme park is hella ghetto. A lot of people walking around ready to fight over nothing.

    Bourbon🍸Explorer · September 1, 2014
  • Bhaskar K.

    Piece of sh*t beach with the worst f***ing traffic and parking.. Absolutely worthless

    Bhaskar K · September 1, 2014
  • Jessica G.

    Family fun day

    Jessica Gray · August 23, 2014
  • Des T.

    Everything is awesome!!!

    Des Turner · August 21, 2014
  • Des T.

    Everything is Awesome

    Des Turner · August 21, 2014
  • Jen M.

    Sand, surf, greasy food and cheesy carnival rides.

    Jen McVicker · August 21, 2014
  • Justin S.

    Beware, the Giant Dipper lunges into the dark.

    Justin Sullivan · August 17, 2014
  • Tom A.

    Enjoy the rides

    Tom A · August 14, 2014
  • Rich H.

    Fun place! Ride the Giant Dipper. Very good beach. Like the arcade. Should change its name because there haven't been boards at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in 30 years.

    Rich H. · August 9, 2014
  • Jolene B.

    Fun with grandkids!

    Jolene Buehrer · August 7, 2014
  • Evan J.

    Giant Dipper is one of the best rides ever. Monday and Tuesday are retro nights, meaning $1 per ride.

    Evan Johnson · August 7, 2014
  • Tiffany H.

    Fun! What else can I say.

    Tiffany Hazen · July 28, 2014
  • Misty B.

    Really fun but crowded. Had great seafood at the a Mexican restaurant and beautiful sunset

    Misty Bonta · July 20, 2014
  • Thomas Z.

    I'm never coming here again on a holiday weekend. The traffic and and the crowds were unbelievable. Be prepared to pay 5 times retail for any food you buy on the Boardwalk.

    Thomas Zoggas · July 11, 2014
  • FunCheap SF

    Running out of date ideas? Head over to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk tonight to watch Raiders of the Lost Ark. Wed, 7/9, 9pm, free. Read more

    FunCheap SF · July 8, 2014
  • Mina K.

    Ride the Wipe Out.

    Mina Kelly · July 1, 2014
  • Dion S.

    Check out the wharf! It has restaurants, shops, ice cream, sea life, and more.

    Dion Shattuck · June 28, 2014
  • Lauren

    Night rides r the best

    Lauren · June 12, 2014
  • Tyson Q.

    Do not come here on memorial weekend. Seriously.... Just don't. If you do, plan on spending a shit ton of time sitting in your car super pissed off

    Tyson Quick · May 26, 2014
  • Nancilou B.

    good fun all year round. free smmer concerts on the beach rock!

    Nancilou Biscotti · April 30, 2014
  • Anya Z.

    Dirty, filthy and crowded. Go to Monterey instead, so much prettier there.

    Anya Z.K. · March 16, 2014
  • Stephanie D.

    Winter all day pass is just over $20. Worth it for die hard ride fans.

    Stephanie Dark · January 3, 2014
  • Christian H.

    Make sure you go upstairs for beer, wine and pinball!

    Christian Herman · October 19, 2013
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Fun day at the beach. Remember back in the day when the whole family went to the beach? This photo was taken at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk in 1972. Share your photos of beaches and boardwalks. Read more

  • Gar M.

    Go see the "brain" in the arcade area

    Gar Moss · September 9, 2013
  • Gar M.

    Say hi to laughing Sal!

    Gar Moss · September 9, 2013
  • Gar M.

    Get salt water taffy...

    Gar Moss · September 9, 2013
  • Nofar C.

    The park isnt open at all times. The arcade is really fun but most machines have issues operating them

    Nofar Cohen · September 5, 2013
  • Romain D.

    Assez déçu de cet endroit dont j'en avais lu que du bien. Un lundi soir vers 20h où tout ferme c'est pas top pour commencer ou finir une soirée. Dommage.

    Romain Da Costa · September 3, 2013
  • Lynn H.

    Such fun. Live here but too many tourists during the summer. We avoid it till tourists are gone! Plus they don't know where they're going! Haha! Fun though. At the right time!

    Lynn Horne · August 20, 2013
  • Cynthia G.

    Clam Chowder in a bread bowl is awesome! Weather is perfect!

    Cynthia Gutierrez · August 10, 2013
  • Aniyah J.

    Deep fried cheesecake and roasted corn. If you haven't tried them yet... Do it.. . thank me later.

    Aniyah Jonae · July 21, 2013
  • Johnny U.

    If you leave the Santa Cruz beach Boardwalk without having a corn-dog you have made a horrible horrible mistake!!!!

    Johnny Urquijo · July 18, 2013

    If you like it hot, try Surf City Grill's infamous Cajun corn dogs. If you're looking for something tamer, their clam chowder bread bowl is also a winner. Read more

    USA TODAY · June 17, 2013
  • Craig M.

    Just love the food smells up and down the walk

    Craig Macey · June 13, 2013
  • Andrew

    The swing ride was so much fun! Felt like being a kid again!

    Andrew · June 2, 2013
  • Michele P.

    Arrive early. .traffic and parking can be crazy

    Michele Peterson · June 2, 2013
  • Fred B.

    Dear God in sweet heaven, the parking is terrible. Took us forty five minutes to find a spot, please think about this in advance.

    Fred Bach · May 18, 2013
  • Sofia R.

    I Haven't been to The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for Several Years!

    Sofia Rivas · May 4, 2013
  • Chelsea C.

    Wear such.glasses! ;)

    Chelsea Cunningham · April 14, 2013
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