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Scotts Valley Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz California 95060
Category: Activities, Entertainment
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Since 1907, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has been a great destination for locals and out-of-towners. Fun and affordable, this family-friendly amusement park boasts a wide array of activities. Enjoy video arcade games, mini-golf, laser tag, and bowling. Popular rides include the Giant Dipper, a wooden roller coaster from 1924, and the Looff Carousel. What's more, the beach is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and strolling. And when it comes to food, there are plenty of appetizing options for lunch, dinner, and dessert.


  • Hours -

    Varies, depending on season
  • Prices -

    Rides: $3.00-$5.00; Attractions: $5.00
  • Events -

    Radio Disney Road Crew; Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championships; Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach


  • Arcade Games
  • Rides
  • Mini-Golf
  • Laser Tag
  • Bowling

You can walk the boardwalk for free, but you’ll have to pay for the rides

Rides range in price from $3.00 to $5.00. For those planning on taking advantage of a lot of rides, the best value is either a daily or season pass.

To avoid crowds, go in the spring or fall

Without a doubt, summer is the busiest time of year at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. If you don’t do well in crowds, it’s best to visit during the spring or fall. And this being California, the weather is still quite nice.


What are some fun things to do on the Beach Boardwalk?

There is no shortage of attractions and rides at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Enjoy everything from mini-golf and laser tag to arcade games and bowling. Swimming and sunbathing on the beach are also popular pastimes.

Are some portions of the Beach Boardwalk open seasonally?

The rides at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are closed from Labor Day until the beginning of April while attractions are open all year long.

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