Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Rides for the Little Ones

Boardwalk Kiddie Rides

Looff Carousel

A National Historic Landmark and local treasure, this hand-carved merry-go-round has been turning children's seaside dreams into golden memories since 1911.

Riders under 36" can ride with chaperone.

Bouncin Buggies

Fasten your seat belt for a bouncy adventure on a sporty beach buggy.
It's the latest kiddie ride on the Boardwalk!

Riders under 36" can ride with chaperone.


Kids enjoy the mild ups and downs from the back of Bulgy the Whale. A classic suitable for even the youngest of thrill seekers!

56" maximum rider height.

Kiddie Cruzers

Cruise back in time on these vintage 1940s cars. Little ones can choose from a classic woody, fire engine, convertible, and more!

56" maximum rider height.

Beach Swing

Relax with friends on a fun summer swing as you stretch your toes towards the sky.

36” minimum, 72” maximum rider height

Jet Copters

Stay on course as you pilot your own private helicopter through gentle ups and downs.

56" maximum rider height.

Red Baron

Set your own altitude as you spin and soar to gentle heights on a feisty little plane.

56" maximum rider height.

Speed Boats

Make a splash as captain of a snug little boat, ringing a bell for fun.

56" maximum rider height.


Harness your inner race car driver on this zippy racing adventure designed for fun-loving kids. Parents can ride too!

Riders under 36" can ride with chaperone.


Drive your very own tractor truck! A great ride for younger children and parents to enjoy together.

Riders under 36" can ride with chaperone.

Sea Dragons

Fly on the back of a magical dragon and survey the kingdom below. Parents can ride too!

Riders under 36" can ride with chaperone.

Information subject to change without notice.
Due to weather and maintenance schedule, some rides may not be available.

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