Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Directions and Parking

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

Weekdays: $15, RV $30
Weekends & Holidays: $20, RV $30
*Subject to change during special events

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Best for busy weekends and holidays:

Boardwalk Parking and Shuttle Service

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

Fee: Free

May 25-27
June 15, 22-23, 29-30
July 4, 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Aug. 3-4, 10-11, 17, 31
Sept. 1-2

Departs Government Center every 25 minutes from 10:30am - 5pm. The last return Guest Shuttle of the evening departs from the Boardwalk at the scheduled Boardwalk closing time.

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 25 – September 2. Every 15 minutes: 12pm ‑ 8pm.

More info:

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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