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Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz

4.2
Check out the sea lions that hang out underneath Santa Cruz Wharf, cast a fishing line into the water, and dine on local seafood. Whale-watching and fishing expeditions depart from here too, and you can rent a kayak to get out on the water under your own power. If you arrive in late afternoon, bring your camera and wait for the sun to set behind the lighthouse. Plan to visit Santa Cruz Wharf during your Santa Cruz vacation using our convenient Santa Cruz travel route app .
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  • I love the Santa Cruz wharf! So much good food and souvenir shops! I really enjoyed Firefish for lunch, Marini's fudge and the Santa Cruz t-shirts I got. The view of the Boardwalk is fantastic and you...  more »
  • First time visiting and it was a fun time. Had a lot of restaurants to choose from and some little shops for souvenirs. Loved sitting in the bench and looking out at the water.  more »
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  • A pleasant change from the noise of the boardwalk. Nice selection of good restaurants. Good view of the boardwalk. A place to get a good close up look at the California sea lion. It's a nice walk to the end of the pier. Popular place for local fishermen.
  • Beautiful views with restaurants, bathrooms and lots of car and Motorcycle parking all on the wharf. People fishing, enjoying a nice walk or just sitting on the benches looking at the amazing views. So peaceful and relaxing on here. Favorite spot to just go and sit and think or just sit and enjoy the sounds of the crashing waves and boats going by. Usually you can see or hear sea lions.

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