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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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400 Beach St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
400 Beach StreetUSCaliforniaSanta Cruz95060
(831) 423-5590beachboardwalk.com
Amusement ParkToday 10AM–11PM
Saturday 10AM–11PMSunday 9AM–11PMMonday 10AM–9PMTuesday 11AM–5PMWednesday 11AM–5PMThursday 11AM–5PMFriday 11AM–7PM
For rides and attractions hours please visit beachboardwalk.com/hours • Arcades and Bowling are open daily, year-round • The Admission-Free Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk • Enjoy warm sand, cool surf, hot rides and free entertainment at the only major seaside amusement park on the West Coast! 

A truly unique California experience. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk combines a mile-long beach, cool rides, and awesome attractions to create family memories that last a lifetime. Located on the warm sands of Santa Cruz Beach, the Boardwalk hosts more than 35 rides plus attractions, including the classic Looff Carousel, the Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster, and Undertow, Northern California's only spinning coaster!
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Amusement park offers a variety of games & rides right on a mile-long stretch of sandy beach.- Google
"Cool place to go explore and enjoy amusement park rides on the beach."
"I went on the Giant Dipper last year and it was so fun."
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Patrick Coombe
a month ago
We had a lot of fun at the Santa Cruz boardwalk. Great food, lots of stuff for kids to do, and right next to the beach. It's a short walk from downtown Santa Cruz and easy to find parking. This is a great place to have a nice walk and see California in all its glory. Lots of beach volley ball and other events going on.
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Jeff Wilson
a month ago
Can be raunchy at night, but lots of fun during the day. A bit expensive for tickets though. Loved the carousel. Haven't ridden a ring grab carousel in forever.
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Marty Down
2 weeks ago
Perfect location for the greatest singer of all time, "TAYLOR DAYNE." Health permitting, I'll be there in July. It might be the last time I see her, which will be the 28th time i've seen her in concert. By the way, Santa Cruz is a beautiful beach, been there a few times. I'm a beach person, grew up in Santa Monica. Big Sur, is the most beautiful of all the california coast line, breathtaking.
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Ian M
a week ago
It is a nice boardwalk, but crazy touristy. Expect to get ripped off and get sub quality food. Even so, it is cool to check out.
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Mike Noga
a week ago
First time ever coming here. I will be comparing it to other amusement Parks for my review. Here are things I liked and didn't like. First off, the rides are just amazing and long. The lines were also short. It was about a 10-15 wait for the really fun rides. Compared to six flags where it can take up to an hour. The food here is good, not great but good. The pricing is fine. The curly fries are delicious! As always. Staff and employees are kind and helpful. I had a bag full of expensive camera gear that I didn't want to leave laying around and a staff member (which I won't name but he knows who he is) gladly held onto it while I went on the ride. So I was very glad to have visited the boardwalk. Now on to the bad things.... the only bad thing about this place is it's too far from where I live. Thats it. Everything else is great!
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Richard Moba
2 weeks ago
I think that they are unable to achieve what they are aiming for. Sometime it is just too loud. Kind of remind me of a beach on the East coast at some prats. Used to be one of my fave places, not anymore, I prefer a more relaxed places.
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Bryce Harenburg
a month ago
This place is so much fun! I grew up in LA, so I could only go to the Santa Monica Pier, but the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has so much more! In most instances, an unlimited-ride pass will serve you well, unless you just want to stroll the boardwalk. Costco or other discount stores should have a good deal, and usually they include some of the additional attractions, like mini golf, laser tag, or bowling.
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Alex De La Torrè
in the last week
I've been coming here since 1992, the park has changed a lot since. But most of the park has that old vintage feel and look to it which is rad, every time I come here I never want to go home. I'm 28 and when im here I feel like an 8 year old again. I have tons of memories here and would not go to any other boardwalk/theme park It's seriously the best place for anyone.
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Rad! 😎 Thank you very much for the rating and review, Alex. Thanks for visiting and have an awesome summer! -ds

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😎 It's almost Memorial Day! Get here early Sunday and Monday for the best parking and shortest lines. We open at 9am on Sunday and 10am on Monday. 

#beachboardwalk #memorialday #memorialweekend #bestsummerever
http://beachboardwalk.com/Hours
Park Hours for Rides and Attractions at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
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🐻 #BoardwalkBear is just dreaming of being tall enough to go on the #GiantDipper. But he's stoked...we're now OPEN DAILY for the summer! 🎢 ⛱ 😃 #beachboardwalk

http://beachboardwalk.com/hours
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What are your earliest Boardwalk Memories?

For these three best friends, one of their memories will be the day they spent t the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk when they were four. Rides, games, and lots of yummy treats. So many memories that can last a lifetime.

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Such a fun year-end treat for your #students and great group discounts! An awesome day at the beach and Boardwalk, plus an Ocean Ecology Class and self-guided history tour! #BestFieldTripEver! ⛱ Details: http://bit.ly/FSO-s

#beachboardwalk #FieldTrip #SchoolTrip #GetToTheBeach
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#ThrowBackThursday 😎 This vintage photo is probably from the late 1930s or early '40s. Check out the old Pleasure Pier and bandstand in front of the Boardwalk, the streamliner train that ran along the Boardwalk, and the Santa Cruz Wharf in the background.
#tbt #beachboardwalk
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Will you marry me? Check out a Boardwalk employee's unforgettable proposal on the #GiantDipper! #BeachBoardwalk
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Thanks to USA TODAY, all our friends, and our amazing guests, we're proud to announce that the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is officially the Best Boardwalk in the USA!

‪#‎beachboardwalk‬ ‪#‎bestboardwalk‬ USA TODAY 10Best ‪#‎AWESOME‬
The winners for Best Boardwalk are in! Click to see the winners for Best Boardwalk , chosen by the readers of 10Best and USA TODAY.
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Have a funtastic holiday weekend and please help Santa Cruz keep our amazing beaches clean! Thank you 😎 ⛱  

#packyourtrash #saveourshores #surfrider

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#ThrowBackThursday 🎢 Our Giant Dipper opened on May 17, 1924. Here's to the guys who built our favorite ride in just 47 days! Good old fashioned awesomeness. 😎 #TBT #beachboardwalk #GiantDipper

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Did you know? Our Season Pass Members get $5 off All-Day Rides Wristbands for up to 4 friends any operating day! #BringFriends #MakeMemories #SaveMoney #HaveFun 😎 🎢 ⛱ http://bit.ly/SCBBSPmb
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Join us for our Fall Girl Scout Overnight! Camping under the stars, free play arcade games, outdoor movie, Boardwalk rides, and much more! Such a fun event!! Details and registration at http://bit.ly/GSA-Fall-s Have fun! 😃

#beachboardwalk #girlscout
Calling all Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl Scout troops! Come out and join the fun during our annual overnight events!!
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A great field trip idea to share with your favorite teacher! 🎓
Details at http://bit.ly/FSO-s
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