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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Address: 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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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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We went to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on a sunny February Day. This time of year they are open on the week-ends. There are nice views of the Pacific Ocean and fun rides. My... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is nice place to go on amusement rides for both adults and young children, enjoy a great arcade or just lay on the beach

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the old time feeling of the place. We had a beer, sat and watched the people and ocean. Not much for rides but looks like fun for the younger crowds. they have a walking tour that talks about the history of the pier take it. they are doing some construction but was still easy to walk around and... More 

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Santa Cruz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great for all ages. You can enjoy the rides, like my favorite, the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, but there is so much more to do. Beautiful beach! Free Friday night concerts during the summer.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a slice of Beach Americana this is the place to be. From the old Carousel to the all wooden Big Dipper roller coaster every attraction will remind you of a simpler time. During the summer on Fridays they have free live music from some of the bands we listened to as kids. I've been going to... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on a sunny February Day. This time of year they are open on the week-ends. There are nice views of the Pacific Ocean and fun rides. My favorite is the roller coasters and merry-go-round.

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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lost Boys is my favourite movie of all time and I've wanted to visit the boardwalk for 30 years. Was not disappointed - amazing place and it was easy to spot some of the boardwalk locations featured in the movie. Lost boys nostalgia aside, we loved it here and had a great time, looked safe and fun for kids... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is my favorite vacation spot in California. Concerts on the beach, arcade games, shopping, rides, roller coasters, and much much more fun & excitement.

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Helotes, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to enjoy an afternoon- arcade games, amusements park rides, eateries, great views, well maintained boardwalk, beautiful and clean beach, easy parking across the street for a fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old fashioned amusement park with state of the art rides (a wooden roller coaster never goes out of style). We enjoy every visit. The summer free concerts are a remarkable bargain and truly exceptional value. But go anytime for fun.

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful colours and a lot of smiles can be shared along the way if only you meet anybody. In october despite great weather the place is deserted. :(

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