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Santa Cruz Wharf

Santa Cruz, CA
+1 831-420-6025
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Plenty of Restaurants

Parking is available on wharf, plenty of restaurants and some shops. Below wharf there is spot... read more

Reviewed yesterday
West Orange, New Jersey

Santa Cruz is so nice and the Boardwalk is so famous but you never really hear of the wharf. They... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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“seafood” (47 reviews)
Santa Cruz, CA
+1 831-420-6025
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Reviewed yesterday

Parking is available on wharf, plenty of restaurants and some shops. Below wharf there is spot where sea lions congregate. You can walk down steps for up close and personal view and photos. View is gorgeous

Thank Besos43
Reviewed yesterday

Santa Cruz is so nice and the Boardwalk is so famous but you never really hear of the wharf. They have one but it isn’t in tip top condition. There is such potential here. Other way smaller cities have nice wharfs and Santa Cruz’s is...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Much slower pace wharf than San Francisco. People are strolling leisurely, enjoying views of the boardwalk and locals fishing for small fishes. Had some laughter with other couple, when noticed the food delivery truck unloading cases of frozen seafood to the restaurants which claim the...More

Thank Ilya D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Many places to eat and clothing shops. Fun to see fisherman. Long walk to end of wharf. Pretty view of Boardwalk and beach.

Thank ibm600
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love the wharf it's a great place to get some beautiful views and along with the beautiful restaurants you can always get something good to eat in one of the fine restaurants. And don't forget there's also a little wine bar upstairs close to...More

Thank Jay A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here n I heard the cry of a sea lion for the first time !! It was a nice walk n there is always a cold wind even in summers!! This place is super duper crowded which is the only drawback !! It's...More

Thank Nithu J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a potential gem, looks like a run down business. Tourist tshirt shops, average food outlets, wharf urgently needs millions spent to fix the decay.

Thank FamilyTravellers555
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in town for a couple of days, we took a couple of walks down the wharf, once midday and once Friday Evening. The wharf has a number of restaurants, gift shops, and awesome views of the ocean and Beach Boardwalk. If you have some...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked up here a couple of times, a few shops & restaurants to look at and eat in. It's a great spot to look at the views. We mostly stood looking at seals!

Thank amandamonkey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent stop and lots to see & do. Lots of marine life to see. Seafood in abundance. Close to the Boardwalk and also free to walk down. Walk right to the end for great pics of the sea lions etc

Thank Rw1970
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Maureen S
19 June 2016|
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Response from MsMouseCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
Just south of San Luis Obisbo (Central Coast) off highway 101. A 3 hour drive south from Santa Cruz Wharf. Pismo Clams are big & famous. Certain times of the year people dig for them and have parties with clam chowder & such... More
2 April 2015|
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Response from Jessica H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anything that big parked on the wharf. There is a lot of parking by the amusement park on the boardwalk, so I would try there. If you are staying in the rv, sea cliff state beach has rv spots right on the ocean... More