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400 Beach St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
400 Beach StreetUSCaliforniaSanta Cruz95060
(831) 423-5590beachboardwalk.com
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OPEN DAILY • For hours please visit beachboardwalk.com/hoursThe 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
"Amusement park and the beach there is nothing better than this combination!"
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"Roller coaster is too scary for me so I didn't go on it."
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Lea Ramos
a month ago
I love this place. Been there since 1987. Alot has changed but Alot has not. Great food, rides, people ext. They have shows, movies under the stars, fun games. . Wish I could go more often but I'm about 6.5hrs away.
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Diane Y
a month ago
You know the sort of summer memory from childhood that almost earns the title "the perfect day"? It's easy to have perfect days here. I love that you can walk around and go to the beach with no entry fee. You can spend as little as you want -- bring a cooler full of all your favorites from Trader Joe's, swim and sunbathe, maybe join a balloon popping watergun race for $2 and win a stuffed hello kitty, ride a rickety rollercoaster for $5-ish. The people working at the food stands will even give you cups of water for free if you ask for them. How nice is that? As for the rides, don't expect the really neck-wrenching, high speed, super long lined things of other amusement parks. This one was built about a century ago, and not that many rides are modern. I love the Giant Dipper (the rickety wooden coaster with a quarter million nails in it), the ghost blasters (it seems like a kiddie ride, but bring a friend and compete to see who blasts the most ghosts -- it's a hoot), and the log ride. Who can say no to getting splashed and photographed by the ride cameras! OH, and let's not forget the damn good garlic fries. I'm obsessed. I could eat a whole tray myself.
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Nick Kretz
5 months ago
I've been to the Boardwalk countless times from childhood to present day and every time is a fun filled day or night! The Giant Dipper is a historic landmark and you must ride it if you're ever in Santa Cruz. In the summer, they have movies on the beach! And live bands performing on multiple days of the week. You also can't beat unlimited ride nights if you bring in a can of soda. Fun fun for everyone! Another must have is their corn dogs, mmm so good.
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Jonathan Gonzalez
a month ago
This place is one of those confusing areas where you aren't sure if it's ghetto or not. They did have an ITG3 machine though so the teenage nerd in me gives it 5*!
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Cheyenne Bills
a month ago
FUNNEST PLACE ON EARTH. I went on the Giant Dipper this year and had so much fun. I love all the rides too. We have been going to the boardwalk every year sense i was three. Ive been on every ride but the fireball, Wipeout and some others. It has so much history too! We always go to the beach then go on the rides. The food is a little expensive but it tastes realllllllllyyyyyyy good, so u wont mind spending a little extra. fun for all ages.
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Mady Jatta
a month ago
Beautiful beach with a lot of water activities to get into. I noticed that there were a lot of beach volleyball nets by the wharf and the areas of the beach. The beach is very clean and enjoyable. I highly recommend this beach the boardwalk is awesome.
Denise Keefe
5 months ago
Great for the kiddos. Nice that there is not an entrance fee. Very affordable with many ticketing options. The "chaperone rides free" was misleading, not true. They give you a list of about 8 rides that are not supposed to collect for chaperones (if you have young kids). We found that half the rides were closed and only 2 honoured the chaperone rule. The ride operators (not all, but many) could use some training in customer service or attitude adjustment. Other than this frustration, this place is AWESOME. The beach was clean, facility was clean, just a real nice place for a family.
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Alison Alva
6 months ago
A wonderful time with the man I love. Such fun and interesting activities. From attractions to a sunny warm beach. Best time to go is around July ☆

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Let's get a jump on #SpringBreak! Carousel, Pirate Ship, Speed Bumps, Speedway, Haunted Castle, Double Shot and Undertow Deck will be OPEN today (3/27) from 11am-4pm. Mid-70s at the beach today! Perfect :) Have fun! -ds
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Learn how to bowl for FREE!
The Boardwalk Bowl is offering a free four-week bowling workshop for all ages, Wednesday evenings from April 8 - 29. Bowling and shoe rental included. Sign up at the site below, and get your bowling skills on! -ds

http://boardwalkbowl.com/free-bowling-workshop
‪#‎boardwalkbowl‬ ‪#‎bowlinglessons‬ ‪#‎bowling‬
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Space if filling up quickly! #BoardwalkFamilyFun Overnight - Unforgettable family weekend! March 27-28 Details: http://bit.ly/bwffo -ds
Experience an unforgettable family weekend with this once-in-a-lifetime sleepover inside the Cocoanut Grove. Wake up to the sound of the ocean and enjoy your favorite Boardwalk rides!
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I can't, Friday is my birthday but I'll be at the boardwalk twice in June. Thank you, :)
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Looking forward to doing it again next year!
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Congrats to the winning #Chowder teams! Thank you to everyone who participated and tasted!! Such a fun event and a wonderful fundraiser for the Santa Cruz City Parks & Rec Dept. We hope to see you all again next year! -ds

Winners listed at http://beachboardwalk.com/clamchowder/ #scchowder #beachboardwalk
Saturday, February 22, 2014. Join the fun and excitement as talented chefs from throughout the West Coast compete for the glory of the BEST CLAM CHOWDER!
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Clam Chowder Cook-Off this Saturday!! 80 teams to compete for BEST CHOWDER! Details & Event Program: http://bit.ly/scchowder #scchowder -ds
Saturday, February 21, 2015. Join the fun and excitement as talented chefs from throughout the West Coast compete for the glory of the BEST CLAM CHOWDER!
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Another gorgeous Friday! We're opening Speedway, Speed Bumps, Pirate Ship, Double Shot, and Haunted Castle from 12p-4p today. Have fun!! -ds
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National #CornDog Day this Saturday, March 21! We think we have the best! Do you? :D -ds http://www.corndogday.com/
Skip to content; Skip to footer. HOME · ABOUT · PARTIES · STORE · CORNBLOG · SPONSORS · Register your party · Order your party packs · Get your Corndog gear. NCD News. March 21st Warm Ye Ovens! NCD is back! 2015 Relaunch in process · Follow National Corndog Day on Twitter Find us on Facebook ...
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Photos from the 34th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off on Feb 21, 2015. Another wonderful cook-off event and fundraiser for the Santa Cruz City Parks and Rec Dept.  Thanks to everyone who attended and participated! See you next year! :)  Winners listed here: http://beachboardwalk.com/clamchowder 
-ds   #beachboardwalk   #scchowder  
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Looking sharp!!
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We're casting for our summer television special and we want you or someone you know to be a part of it!

If you're thinking about getting married or know someone that is planning to propose soon then watch below and see what ideas we have to make an unforgettable memory in one couple's life. -ds

http://tamcom.com/casting-call
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Are you ready to pop the question? How about proposing here at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and having it captured as part of our summer television special? Our creative team will help YOU make it UNFORGETTABLE! -ds

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Your mom is cute rachel
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Even MORE rides OPEN today! 2/13 DoubleShot, GiantDipper, HauntedCastle PirateShip, Carousel, BumperCars, Speedway. FUN STUFF! :) -ds
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