Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Directions & Parking

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, located at 400 Beach Street in Santa Cruz, California, is about a 75-minute drive from San Francisco, 45 minutes from the Monterey/Carmel area, and 30 minutes from San Jose.


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

March 21, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Cars: $15 ($10 on Limited Ride Days) 
RVs: $30 


Boardwalk Free Shuttle Service

Location: Government Center at 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz

Fee: Parking $10 per vehicle, Free Shuttle.

Schedule: Weekends and holidays May 23-25, June 27 - August 15, plus Sept. 5-7.

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: Daily, May 23 – September 7, 2015. Every 15 minutes on weekends, every 20 minutes on weekdays: 11am – 9pm.

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