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 the San Jose area.


To get to the Boardwalk, 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

April 17,  2014  - May 22, 2014

Ride Days: $12

Limited Ride Days:  $6


May 23, 2014 - September 1, 2014

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays:  $15

Weekdays:  $12


September 6, 2014  - May 28, 2015

Ride Days: $12

Limited Ride Days:  $6


RVs:  $30

Boardwalk Free Shuttle Service

Location: Government Center at 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz

Fee: Parking $7 per vehicle, Free Shuttle.

Schedule: Weekends and holidays June 28 - Aug. 10, plus Aug. 16, 30 & 31.

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 24 - September 1. Every 15 minutes on weekends, every 20 minutes on weekdays: 11am - 9pm.

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