Santa Cruz Wharf Walk

EASY 5 reviews

Santa Cruz Wharf Walk is a 1.1 mile out and back trail located near Santa Cruz, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.

1.1 miles
6 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly




no dogs

2 months ago

Touristy walk for sure but hey I was a New Yorker in Santa Cruz for the first time!! As a big fan of the "Lost Boys" I was super stoked to walk around where a portion of the movie was filmed. Stayed in a hotel right on Beach St and left the sliding glass door open all night so I could listen to the sea lions under the wharf.

3 months ago

This is a crowded, touristy part of town, as it is right next to the Boardwalk and loads of hotels, but that is normal for a wharf. This is a great place to see wildlife Iike sea lions and sea birds. I wouldn’t recommend any of the restaurants, as they are mostly tourist traps, but there are telescopes at the end so you can look out over the bay and see Monterey on a clear day, so it is worth a walk to the end. Pair it with a drive or stroll on West Cliff and Cowell’s Beach, or a walk on the San Lorenzo River levee and stroll downtown. You’re close to lots of classic Santa Cruz spots here.

11 months ago

Walked here yesterday. Was able to see whales off the end.

11 months ago

Walked here yesterday. Was able to see whales off the end.

4 months ago