Anchors away! With a sprawling length of 2,745 feet, discover the longest wooden wharf on the coast of the United States, just one mile away from Aqua Breeze Inn. Enjoy the scenic views of Monterey Bay on the historic Santa Cruz Wharf, a favorite attraction for tourists and locals alike. From outdoor water activities, delicious dining options and vibrant arts and culture attractions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this bustling gateway to the Monterey Bay.
Experience the best in waterfront entertainment by exploring the Santa Cruz Wharf restaurants, shops and events. From outdoor fish markets to fine dining, there’s tasty cuisine just waiting for you to try. Drop by Firefish Grill for broiled seafood and steaks, Dolphin for staple fish and chips or Marini’s Munchies to satisfy your sweet tooth. Stroll along the wharf’s eclectic shops, selling everything from beach apparel to handmade arts and crafts. Nautical explorers can enjoy bay cruises, kayak adventures and fishing on the Santa Cruz Wharf. And don’t forget to say hello to some friendly creatures – sea lions, dolphins, whales and more can all be seen from the wharf!
There’s never a dull moment on the wharf! The vibrant gateway to Monterey Bay plays host to various events throughout the year, including:
Roughwater Swim – 1st Sunday in August
Aloha Races and Polynesian Festival– 4th Sunday in August
Halloween on the Wharf – October 31st
Spring Rocks on the Wharf – 4th Sunday in April
Woodies on the Wharf – 4th Sunday in June
Santa Cruz Wharf
21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA