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: $30
Weekdays: $20
Limited Ride Days: $15
Rides Closed: $5
*Subject to change

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.


2023 Dates:
May 27- 29
July 1-2, 4, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
September 2-4

Schedule: Departs Government Center every 25 minutes starting at 10:30am. The last return Guest Shuttle of the evening departs from the Boardwalk 20 minutes after the scheduled Boardwalk closing time.
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More Info: call (831) 423-5590

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