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“giant dipper”(158 reviews)
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5416
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Reviewed today via mobile

Its our families tradition to visit the Boardwalk and ride the Big Dipper, it never disappoints us, its one the best rides in N. CA!!!

Thank teresa f
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We've been here before with a group. Decided to go with just the two of us and it was great. Perfect Weather!

Thank David I
Reviewed 2 days ago

A dated seaside amusement area which seems to provide fun for all ages. Lots of rides, screams and smiling faces! There are plenty of places to grab a drink and a bite to eat.

Thank Amesy20
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We didn’t anticipate having as much fun as we did. It was awesome! Our favorites were fireball and double shot. The Big Dipper was fun but left some bruises. The fright walk under the boardwalk was super fun. We loved the mini golf and the...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion 40.00 for a ride pass is way to much, so we didn't get one. Wish there were more shops and food aside from your typical fair food. This is a beautiful location and a nice restaurant would have been welcomed. We spent...More

Thank R E
Reviewed 1 week ago

First place of my visit during USA trip and it was amazing.. Parking took some time as it was a peak summer season, weather was lovely, strong cool breeze.. Once we entered I loved the place, went to so many rides with my son, family...More

Thank Ajit T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not enjoy the boardwalk, it was smelly and very dirty. The car parking you will need a mortgage to pay the parking charges.

Thank asheyWhitstable
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have some time to kill and want to feel how freedom felt when we were young - Boardwalk is just what you need. I went with a friend, had a nice walk on the pier.. saw some seals.. fishermen.. from there to the...More

Thank hazanrel
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of fun things to do for everyone in the boardwalk. Entrance is free but the food price are high like any amusement park. A good one day get away for everyone in the family.

Thank Sin_Slasher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a warm day in San Jose, so we headed out to Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk . The weather was amazing there and it was loads of fun. We enjoyed the water and played on the sand.. went for long walks too. The...More

Thank Erum M
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Mercy H
July 27, 2018|
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Response from SCBoardwalk | Property representative |
Yes! You can definitely bring ice chests onto the beach or Boardwalk. The City of Santa Cruz has rules for the beach (no smoking, alcohol, dogs, fires, etc.) but ice chests are fine!
Doug C
July 27, 2018|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
It didn't seem that long. It was less than an hour. And it was totally worth it.
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Twinoakmom | Reviewed this property |
I would say there going to be pretty long. Even though a lot of kids will be in school with the discounted prices that brings more people. There are so many other things to do, you'll have a great time.