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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz, California

Amusement Today has named it the "World's Best Seaside Amusement Park" every year since 2007 and it's the only major seaside amusement park on the Pacific Coast.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is located on a mile-long stretch of beach bordering Monterey Bay. This nostalgic park dates back more than 100 years and is California's oldest amusement park, plus a State Historic Landmark.

The Boardwalk has a remarkable history and has played host to some of the greatest big bands, daring performers and even the first Miss California pageants. Today, the tradition continues with an summer concert series on the beach and a few classic rides remain in operation including the historic Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster and a classic 1911 Looff Carousel with 73 hand-carved wooden horses, two chariots and one of the last working ring machines in the country.

In total, the Boardwalk has 34 amusement rides, numerous games of skill, a fabulous, award-winning arcade with popular video and pinball games, plus restaurants, fast food stands and plenty of shops. Admission is free, with rides are priced on an individual basis or you can purchase an unlimited ride wristband.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day, plus weekends and most holidays in the fall and spring.

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Park Information

Park type: Boardwalk-Pier
Opening year: 1907
Roller Coasters: 3
See: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Roller Coasters

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Park Location

400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone: (831) 423-5590

Map & Directions

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