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Address: 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: +1 831-423-5590
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The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a classic seaside amusement park. The...

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.

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Be aware of off season!!

This is the second time we were unable to ride the rides :( first visit due to rain, this visit due to being "off season" apparently rides are only open weekends during the fall... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Virginia City, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Boardwalk was closed when we visited on a weekday in November, but we still enjoyed ourselves! I hadn't been here in over 45 years and it was quite a walk down memory lane for me! It was fun to walk around and take pictures when no one else was there. It was interesting to see the Carousel horses were... More 

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Turlock, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tons to do, yummy cotton candy, fair games, awesome rides. Definitely a must-do if you are visiting Santa Cruz. Put it on your schedule 👍🏼

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Thank Danielle T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time we were unable to ride the rides :( first visit due to rain, this visit due to being "off season" apparently rides are only open weekends during the fall & winter. It's pretty nice out still in November in CA so I wish they'd open it a little more. I was hoping to shop a... More 

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Kent, England.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a quick stop here between SF and Monterey, our family loved it. Nice colourful place to hang out and the rides are great fun. Wasn't crazy busy when we visited.

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Oakland, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoy visiting here once a year. I used to love it as a kid, but I do still enjoy it as an adult. The arcade is fun, rides are cool and there are plenty of shops everywhere. Beware though...the summer season is crowded and there are lots of creeps wandering around!

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Thank Dianah R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kinda expensive to take the rides but its absolutely worth it. Nice place to just hang out. There is always people here.

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Thank Vilde Molstad J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's nothing you can say about the Santa Cruz beach botdwalk that does it justice. It's a classic! It's quirky, it's old, it's charming and it's perfect! Rides for everyone from the youngest kids to the thrill seekers! There's arcade games, there's the carnival games, there's the food kiosks to please everyone who comes. But the fact that you're literally... More 

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Thank MsThind
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The amusement park was closed when we got to the boardwalk on a weekday afternoon. I can imagine it would have been fun and packed with people when it opens. Plenty of seagulls that roam the beach and seem very used to humans. Can't say I like the beach. It seems dirtier and smaller compared to the ones we have... More 

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Santa Cruz, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oldest amusement park in California with an old fashioned wooden roller coaster, and a merry go round that you can pull the ring from the clown's mouth. The kids love it! Park right on the beach. Miniature golf and games next door. A must visit place if you have kids!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for kids and families or people who enjoy games and rides. I myself don't like touristy attractions. Although its a great place to get everything you need for a great day. Nice beach as well.

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