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Address: Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Shopping

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Loved the sea lions!

My teenage daughter and senior mother took a walk on the wharf/pier. Sea lions underneath the pier were very entertaining. Lots of little shops. Several public restrooms. So... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Alaska
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Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My teenage daughter and senior mother took a walk on the wharf/pier. Sea lions underneath the pier were very entertaining. Lots of little shops. Several public restrooms. So much fun, great place for family time.

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N. California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A great old pier, but whew!! Food was not cheap! Still fun. The beach is lovely and the nearby Booardwalk is wonderful.

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Tulsa, OK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I rented a stand up paddleboard from the shack on the pier, while my young son and dad rented a kayak. The price is $30 for 2 hours for the paddleboard, and $30 for 3 hours for the kayak. The fee includes all the equipment and wetsuits. The employees showed me how to use the paddleboard and made me feel... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good walk, veiw of the boardwalk and there's lots of sealions at the end of the pier. Many restaturants and shops are also avilable, as well as parking for a fee. (it's cheaper to park next to the boardwalk).

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Los Gatos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Went Bar Hopping with friends! All of the bartenders from Ideal and the bars on the wharf were totally friendly!

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Long pier with many restaurants & shops. You can park on the pier but we didn't it's nice to walk. The best part are the sea lions at the end. They are in the water & on bottom of pier. Also, saw some people fishing.

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Naantali, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It is nice to visit. There are nice views to ocean and to harboir. There are sea lions under the pier. There are also some good seagood restaurants. When we visit there last june, there are woodies parade in the pier. There were over 200 wood cars, all very nice, and hundreds of spectators there to enjoy these cars. The... More 

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Hailey, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Awesome views of the boardwalk, sunset, surfers and sea lions. Nice to stroll the pier and admire the various activities like the fisherman trying their luck or the street musicians trying to out vocal the sea lions. Plenty of restaurants with fresh seafood and plenty of window seats and gift shops with clearance racks to boot. Lots of photo ops... More 

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Benicia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great place to stroll and watch the sunset, or get a window view seat at one of the many restaurants or bars along the wharf. Always good to get some ice cream, and watch the fishermen try out their luck along the way.

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San Francisco, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Wharf is fun to visit and walk along as it gives nice views of the ocean and The Boardwalk. There are sea lions that live underneath and there are places where you can look through the wharf to see them. There are lots of seafood restaurants as well as a few souvenirs shops. There is some parking on the... More 

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