Upcoming Santa Cruz Wharf Events
The Santa Cruz Wharf is the perfect setting for many exciting events and activities. Plan to visit the Wharf during these UPCOMING EVENTS! Writer Michael Harris heralds the start of salmon season with this article.
Santa Cruz Wharf Video
A fun-filled, fast-paced and informative look at the Santa Cruz Wharf - a landmark destination for locals and visitors alike!
Santa Cruz Wharf Brochure
The two-page Santa Cruz Wharf Brochure features the locations of the Wharf's restaurants, shops and restrooms, and lists special events, telephone numbers and other information you need to make your visit to the Santa Cruz Wharf one you'll never forget!
Shopping, Dining and Recreation
The Santa Cruz Wharf offers the best in seaside shopping, dining and recreation. You'll find everything from handmade arts & crafts to beach apparel, outdoor fresh fish markets to fine dining, whale watching, fishing trips and kayaking.
Critters and Creatures
There's a wide variety of Critters and Creatures in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Check out the video links below and then visit the Santa Cruz Wharf to see these amazing marine mammals in person!
Humpback Whale off of Santa Cruz by Michael Harris
California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus).
Parking on the Santa Cruz Wharf
You can walk, bike or drive your car onto the Santa Cruz Wharf. Pay for vehicle parking only at the Wharf gate when leaving. Be sure to view the latest city-wide parking information and get details about the Wharf Locals' Parking Decal Program.
- Wharf Headquarters is located at 21 Municipal Wharf. 831-420-6025.
- Lifeguard Headquarters is located at 1 Municipal Wharf. 831-420-6015.
Visit the Santa Cruz Fire Department Marine Safety Division webpage for more information.
- Public restrooms are located adjacent to Wharf Headquarters and at the end of the Wharf.
- A public boat landing is located on the Boardwalk side of the Wharf across from Santa Cruz Boat Rentals.