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“The Wharf can't be beat for good food, beautiful views and entertaining sea lions!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Cruz Wharf

Santa Cruz Wharf
Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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Ranked #11 of 74 things to do in Santa Cruz
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Shopping
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California
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“The Wharf can't be beat for good food, beautiful views and entertaining sea lions!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

No matter how often we visit the Wharf, it is always a delight. While there, go to Gilda's for a good meal at a reasonable price, then take the kids to Marini's for a treat.

Visited November 2013
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“Parking on the pier is the best thing ever.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

There are shops and restaurants on this wharf and if you pay the parking fee you can park on the pier which makes walking around a lot easier for the lazy people like myself. There is metered parking right before the entrance if you choose, but there were some shady characters milling around the area...not to safe if you have kids.

We came during the off season (November) so it was a bit cooler. The restaurants were still open, lots to choose from. The Shops didn't have the same amount of crowds like in the summer which is nice and they had a lot of things on discount. Watching the sunset on the pier is really nice and you get great shots of the Boardwalk when lit up. This place is a nice break from the boardwalk. Don't forget to see the sea lions...you can't miss them just listen.

DO NOT FEED THE BIRDS OR YOU WILL BE ATTACKED By a thousand other birds.

Visited November 2013
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“Santa Cruz Wharf”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Long line of tourist shops and restaurants. Worth a walk to the end of the wharf to view the hundreds of seals that rest underneath, watching their antics was quite fun.

Visited October 2013
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“Great shops”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Even though it was off season, the shops and restaurants were open. Lots of choices for shopping and eating. Great place to watch the sea lions too.

Visited October 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Nice throw back and great seafood loved the view and the sea lions underneath. Best place for fresh seafood

Visited October 2013
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