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Santa Cruz Wharf

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Address: Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Phone Number: 8314206025
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Loved the otters & seals

Very enjoyable to stroll the full length in the late afternoon and watch the sea otters sauntering around in the ocean chomping on their shellfish plus checking out the seals. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
LAR60
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit the Wharf it's a great place to watch people, the boats, eat, walk, shop, rent a boat. It's a great place to visit for all ages.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to we needed some food to go, so we ordered oysters at Riva's and got fresh sea bass, bread, and clam chowder from Stagnaro's take out. The next day, we walked to dog from our beach house to the wharf. It's a good walk, but unfortunately no dogs are allowed on the wharf. On our third trip, we... More 

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable to stroll the full length in the late afternoon and watch the sea otters sauntering around in the ocean chomping on their shellfish plus checking out the seals. The views are also cool/the area made us feel very relaxed.

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Thank LAR60
Vancouver, BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The wharf is an amusement park with lots of rides, games and unhealthy food. If that's what you want, it's a good place to get it. The beach was pretty nice and there weren't as many people as I thought there would be. We went to ride the roller coaster and that was fun! It's one of the few remaining... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well done, nice few hours wondering on the wharf. Great for families. You need to watch the traffic with kids. A good number of stores and restaurants to visit.

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Compton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ended up here by chance while looking for a place to park so we could go to the Boardwalk. We loved the little bit of time we were there. We had just had late breakfast, so we didn't get to try restaurants there, but food looked good! Our seven year old enjoyed the sea lions and we all had... More 

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Thank Gehisa A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since there is a variety of shops and restaurants anyone can pick their own favorite. I could recommend any of the restaurants. Do you want a snack, quick lunch or a fine dinner.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a wonderful place. Whenever I go home, I have to hit the wharf and eat at Gilda's, shop, visit with the sea lions. Wonderful memories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved! We will cone back again. My boy enjoyed waking up the seals😀 We enjoy lunch on the wharf at the Fire Fish... Was nic

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Modesto, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's just a pier. It's walking distance from the Boardwalk. It's a nice place to enjoy seagulls & sea lions. There are a couple of souvenir shops there as well.

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