400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA | Directions 9506036.964195 -122.018594
The Bay Area's version of Coney Island features the thrillingly rickety wooden roller coaster called the Big Dipper. – Why You Need to Go
Besides housing one of the most beloved roller coasters around, the old-school boardwalk harkens back to an earlier era of American amusement.
When to Go
The park is open on weekends during the spring and the fall seasons, and every day throughout the summer. Any sunny day is perfect for the beach.
There's nothing like the California sun tanning you to a crisp, golden brown while you and your loved ones scream your heads off on a thrilling roller coaster ride. The beach area offers a perfect place for catching some rays as well as a prime spot for people-watching.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk – I used to live in Santa Cruz, i could walk to the boardwalk in 3 minutes, never really thought much of it, then when i moved last year i found out of much i really like the boardwalk!
I'm goin to the Beach to have some fun! – As a local in Santa Cruz, I visit the Boardwalk regularly. Not only are the rides a value, you also get history when you ride the carasol, the Big Dipper or play videos. And don't forget the Coconut Grove for Sunday brunch. Marini's gives you the best sea-salt taffy and if you're lucky, you can watch it being pulled.
But the best of the best is sticking around until the evening when most of the day trippers from Silicon Valley go home. That's when the people watching gets interesting. There are more locals around.
PS- Either Mon or Tues nights after 5pm it's 50 cent rides. Check out the prices for sure.
Summer Fun at the Beach – 100 degress in the bay area on a hot summer day? Take an hour (or two) drive down the coast to the Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk, where the wind has a perfect breeze and the sun hits you just right. Lay on the beach, swim in the water or take in a few good rides. Santa Cruz has it all. Go home feeling relaxed and tan!
Awesome – That was the word my nieces from Chicago used when they visited the Boardwalk recently. The all day wrist pass enabled them to ride and ride. They were thrilled with the beach, rides and sights. I can highly recommend this spot for great fun.
You'll Love It! – Santa Cruz Boardwalk is the best place rides are a lot of fun but the foods are the Greatest !
The Giant Dipper just takes your breath away!
And the view from the top is the best!
You like the city of Santa Cruz too!
The people there are friendly!
People of all ages will love it and want to visit again.
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