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Ditch the books and hit the beach!

Enjoy rides, the beach, and other family-friendly fun!

Boardwalk rides are open daily during Spring Break!*

Ditch the books and hit the beach!

Enjoy rides, the beach, and other family-friendly fun!

Boardwalk rides are open daily during Spring Break!

All rides open, weather and maintenance permitting. 
Check the operating calendar for ride hours.

Typhoon ride

Magic Shows with Doug Hofkins
a.k.a. the “Surfing Magician”

You’ll be amazed by the Surfing Magician’s funny magic show!

Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7

  • 12:30pm, 2:30pm, & 4:30pm- Colonnade Stage
  • 1:30pm, 3:30pm, & 5:30pm- Street style show at lower end of the park
Surfing Magician
  • What’s New For Spring Break?

Be sure to check out these NEW exciting ways to make your visit more memorable… scheduled to open just in time for Spring Break!

  • Roll-A-Bingo – A family-friendly game of skill inside Neptune’s Kingdom
  • The Walk Kiddie Korner – New retail location near the Bulgy ride, featuring original Boardwalk apparel for the little ones with fresh exciting new designs.
  • Wave Rider’s New Location – Slide down this family-friendly ride now with a higher location on the Boardwalk’s upper deck for an even better view of the Monterey Bay.
  • Plus check out the new look of our food locations – Boardwalk Grille, Seaside Fish & Chowder, Dipper Burgers, Beachside BBQ and Coca-Cola Refreshment Hut!

*Rides open daily, weather and maintenance permitting. From March 27-31, expect 16-18 rides open.
Check the operating calendar for ride hours.

Typhoon park ride
Girl on Bumper Cars
Family winning a prize
women running Fun Run

Boardwalk Fun Run

SATURDAY, April 1, 2023

Lace up your shoes and join the fun with this family-friendly race through the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! 1K race for 12 and under, and a 5K race for ages 4 and up.

Two people on a rollercoaster

Ride & Play Ticket Options

Season Passes, All-Day Rides Wristbands and MyBoardwalk Cards

New! MyBoardwalk Photos

Capture memories from your visit with 5 photo locations! Choose from an All-Day or All-Season Digital Photo Pass for one low price, plus receive $2 off print packages including photo prints, keychains and magnets.

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