Directions & Parking

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is located at 400 Beach Street in Santa Cruz, California .

The Boardwalk is a popular destination on weekends and holidays, so we suggest arriving early to ensure onsite parking. Ride Hours


Take Highway 17 or scenic Highway 1 to Santa Cruz and follow the street signs to Santa Cruz Beach.

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Boardwalk All-Day Parking

Now - December 31, 2017

Full Ride Days: $15, RV $30
Limited Ride Days: $10, RV $10
Holidays and Holiday Weekends: $20, RV $40 

Ride Days Schedule

Best for busy weekends and holidays:

Boardwalk Free Shuttle Service

Location: Government Center at 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz.

Fee: Parking $10 per vehicle, Free Shuttle.

2017 Schedule: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays May 27‑29, June 24‑August 19, plus September 2‑4.

Departs Government Center every 1/2 hour: 12:30pm‑5pm. Return shuttle departs the Boardwalk every 1/2 hour: 1pm‑11pm.

More info: call (831) 423‑5590

Santa Cruz Trolley

Location: Trolley runs between downtown Santa Cruz and the Wharf/Boardwalk.

Fee: 25 cents each way. Parking fees vary at downtown lots and meters.

Schedule: Weekends & Holidays, May 27‑September 4, 2017. Every 15 minutes: 12pm‑8pm.

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