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Address: 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
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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Best part of our trip to Santa Cruz.

The boardwalk was best part of our trip to Santa Cruz. The rides were really fun. The view of the ocean was amazing. Will be back

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Surfs up dudes! Kids surfing, old school feel and rides. Plenty of food places and shops. Home to o'neill surf co. Lovely place to spend the afternoon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The boardwalk was best part of our trip to Santa Cruz. The rides were really fun. The view of the ocean was amazing. Will be back

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved it here. It's a fabulous attraction. The kids went on every ride, no queues as we went mid week. Good fun and nice to mooch around

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Thank Caroline L
Santa Paula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a good time at the Boardwalk We Love that Place. Arcade is my 8 year olds favorite, as well as laser tag and golfing.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fun place to visit with a family of teenagers. Night life is lively and boardwalk was clean with police safely patrolling the area.

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North Fork, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went the first week of August. During the summer there are 1907 nights from 5pm - closing. this is when all rides are $1 & so are sodas & cotton candy. Hot dogs just went up to $2 this summer. Lots of the boardwalk has fresh paint with more rides, games, food, & shops added. The beach underwent some... More 

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Silver City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Boardwalk is a great place for family fun day! So many attractions for all ages, lots of activities, beautiful vintage building and carousal. My kids had a great time playing lazar tag, mini gulf, the rides and playing at the beach. It's also so nice to walk to the wharf for meals. Loved it!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Called enroute from San Jose to Marina and knew about the boardwalk. * Street parking is $1.50 p/h and there is also a large car park at the far southern end of the park, $15 for all day. Entry to the park is free and rides works on a token basis i.e. no cash, which is loaded on to a... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has something for everybody. There is a beautiful (albeit busy) beach, rides for all age groups, an arcade and history in the form of old wooden roller coasters. Entrance to the park and beach are free. You can buy a wristband or strips of tickets for the rides. Weekdays during term time are quieter, and there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Classic seaside attractions and foods with an arcade too. The most popular thing for our family were the classic machines in the arcade - Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and PacMan - 25c per go which seemed great value. Even the teenagers liked these old games best.

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