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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

4 star rating 23 Reviews

(831) 423-5590(831) 423-5590 View Website »

400 Beach StSanta Cruz, CA 95060

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2012

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Still a fun place that will last another 100 years, 9/21/2008

Granted the Boardwalk isn't by far the best in the country but it's a great place to go. You have carnival and amusement park types rides, including the Giant Dipper, much like the Giant Dipper in... Belmont Park here in San Diego. Although the whole boardwalk I think is much better than Belmont. There is more activity, the best is literally right there, the view is gorgeous, Neptune's Kingdom gives that arcade/mini golf and there is always something to do and funny people to watch. Although there is security here, it's just not enough and the place isn't kept clean very often but I think this isn't Seaside Company's fault, but of neglectful visitors, who come in droves and just generally disrespectful of the place. Its a shame because the whole place still retains its 1930's architectural charm, all the amenities from the 30s-80s in place and that small town charm. If you have ever seen the Lost Boys, you'll see the Boardwalk and funny enough it's not much different except maybe the style of people and some vendors have changed. The pier is also there with nice restuarants and a place where you can see sea lions up close and personal. Absolutely gorgeous at night when the Dipper is all lit up, which lights up the railroad tressle that hangs over the San Lorenzo River. Really a great place to chill, take pictures, or to have a bit of fun at a reasonable pace. So rating the Boardwalk considering everything it has to offer, how it maintains its history and what obstacles it faces

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Great day for the family, 7/15/2008

Some of my fondest memories were spent walking along this boardwalk. They have something for everyone to enjoy here.

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  petsitterkat

Reviews: 172

Still a fun place that will last another 100 years

Granted the Boardwalk isn't by far the best in the country but it's a great place to go. You have carnival and amusement park types rides, including the Giant Dipper, much like the Giant Dipper in Belmont Park here in San Diego. Although the whole boardwalk I think is much better than Belmont. There is more activity, the best is literally right there, the view is gorgeous, Neptune's Kingdom gives that arcade/mini golf and there is always something to do and funny people to watch. Although there is security here, it's just not enough and the place isn't kept clean very often but I think this isn't Seaside Company's fault, but of neglectful visitors, who come in droves and just generally disrespectful of the place. Its a shame because the whole place still retains its 1930's architectural charm, all the amenities from the 30s-80s in place and that small town charm. If you have ever seen the Lost Boys, you'll see the Boardwalk and funny enough it's not much different except maybe the style of people and some vendors have changed. The pier is also there with nice restuarants and a place where you can see sea lions up close and personal. Absolutely gorgeous at night when the Dipper is all lit up, which lights up the railroad tressle that hangs over the San Lorenzo River. Really a great place to chill, take pictures, or to have a bit of fun at a reasonable pace. So rating the Boardwalk considering everything it has to offer, how it maintains its history and what obstacles it faces

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  likezoinks77

Reviews: 176

Great day for the family

Some of my fondest memories were spent walking along this boardwalk. They have something for everyone to enjoy here.

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  stampmom

Reviews: 177

fun

A grrat way to spend a family day in the sun. Rides for the whole family and games too. We'd like to go back some day.

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  andyr0000

Reviews: 308

Fun!

Huge arcade, laser tag, mini golf, a boardwalk... What more could you ask for? I still remember coming here when I was a little kid and it is still a fun spot.

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  mequan89

Reviews: 138

fun place!

if youre in the area, i definitely suggest that you visit here. it's not a big park by any means, but they're fun, class rides!

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  Admin

Reviews: 437

Day at the beach

This is a classic view to experience the boardwalk. With lots of rides, and games to play, it's fun for all ages. Plus, the beach is just steps away.

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  rayray05

Reviews: 239

Good Times

I have had some really fun times here, but the prices are getting a little too high. The arcade is always a blast and the rides are somewhat interesting. The giant dipper is definitely the best though.

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  chut1144

Reviews: 239

Nice

It's basically what I'd expect from all the tv ads. They have an awesome beach there and with all the rides and FOOD, I'm always down to go...

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  BobCorso

Reviews: 166

How could it not be fun?

It is the Boardwalk. The Giant Dipper, Cat and Mouse (though it is called something else now). This is a Bay Area landmark. Everyone, from across the country, knows about the best boardwalk on the West Coast.

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  MoPDiT

Reviews: 55

Must try atleast once... for the experience!

Great place to go on a warm sunny day, plenty of rides and great food and at times friendly people. Great spot to bring the family and friends or visitors. Too bad the beach is below par =T

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  MyCo - Oops!

Reviews: 136

Fun on the Beach

This place has gone the drain over the years for me. The rides and games are crappy and old. The beach is decent. I would rather walk around in downtown.

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  edubsauntie

Reviews: 141

Fun place for families

Great place to take kids of all ages. The summer time deals make for a fun and cheap night too. Look for deals on soda cans at local stores.

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  corsosgirlfriend

Reviews: 87

Great Summer Fun!

You really can't beat the Boardwalk and the classic Giant Dipper--nothing beats the old wooden roller coasters. They have some great deals on select days of the week, too, so it's affordable.

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  DMoney

Reviews: 52

Great time!

So much fun during the summer, awesome rides, yummy and fun food, lots of cozy little shops and right on the beach

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Santa Cruz, CA -  albantautauTAUTAU

Reviews: 129

Fun time

Fun times with friends and family. Their rollercoasters are ok. just stay away from the sewage pipes..

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