Voted the World’s Best Seaside Park

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.

Park HoursBusy weekends and holidays


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

Boardwalk All-Day Parking*

Weekends & Holidays: $30
Spring & Fall Weekends: $25
Weekdays: $20
Limited Ride Days: $15
Rides Closed: $5
*Subject to change

Parking Payment Details

Main Lot: Please pay after you park by scanning the QR code on your parking ticket, or at the pay station near the entrance. 

River, Liebrandt, or Park Place Lot: Please pay a Parking Lot Attendant at the entrance of the lot.

All parking lots accept cashless payments only including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay.

Oversized Vehicle Parking Rates*

Weekends: $60

Weekdays: $40
*Subject to change, rates valid for RVs and Buses. On full operating days, RVs and Buses must park in the River Parking Lot. See map for location. 

Best for busy weekends and holidays:

Boardwalk Parking and Shuttle Service

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


2024 Dates:
May 18, 25-27
July 4, 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
August 31
September 1-2

Schedule: Departs Government Center every 25 minutes starting at 11am. The last return Guest Shuttle of the evening departs from the Boardwalk 40 minutes after the scheduled Boardwalk closing time.
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More Info: call (831) 423-5590

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