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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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Usual mix of fun and tacky

Rode lots of rides, played lots of games, surprisingly winning fairly often. Fried things, sweet things, and a few healthy options. Family had lots of fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Novato, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rode lots of rides, played lots of games, surprisingly winning fairly often. Fried things, sweet things, and a few healthy options. Family had lots of fun.

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Denver
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On the ocean, No admission, 100+ years of history great rides, real Midway and the chance to throw a ring into the Clown's mouth. What more could you ask for?

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Scottsville, New York
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a small walk and while there are some things to see and do mainly business, food and attractions, i would love to see people doing cartoons or portraits of people and a longer boardwalk there was not an inch of non business related space and actually very little board to walk on. Very little space to sit down... More 

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Kaysvill
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time with the family on the Boardwalk, beautiful Friday night concert, best view from Carousel Inn

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here only because we were in the area and this was one of the filming locations for The Lost Boys, which is one of my favorite movies. We walked around and saw the rides, and the big roller coaster and carousel are cool since they are old and were prominently featured in the movie. A friend of mine had... More 

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Prattville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had less than two hours so we didn't get to do very much. We spent time on the beach which was just OK. We are from the Gulf Coast area in the southeast and our beaches are just amazing when comparing to the rest of the country. So, my kiddos were a little disappointed in the beach. However, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely love this place I went there as a kid and it always stuck with me so as an adult I wanted my husband to experience what I did as a kid and he absolutely loved it. I would definitely come back and bring my kids.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So Santa Cruz is ok but if you are looking for tasteful, fancy or quaint then this is not for you. It us crowded, a bit tacky mainly focuses on mass fast food and a rather rough shack like style. Ok if that's what you want. Beach is ok with lots of volleyball and nice sand. Pier is ok -... More 

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Anaheim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great family place, beach ,Boardwalk, rides and Food. There is something For everyone . Free concerts and movies at the beach, check the schedules before hand

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here 8/24 - 8/25/16. We had never been here before, so it was a sight to see! Loved the view from the boardwalk of the ery calm waters.

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