Santa Cruz Wharf

Beach St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Hours of Operation
  • Open daily to the public 5am - 2am.
Type of Activity
  • Points of Interest
  • Sightseeing
  • Tours
  • Wineries & Tasting Rooms
  • Beaches
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating /Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Standup Paddleboard
  • Surfing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Watch
  • Clothing
  • Misc. Shopping
  • Shopping Area
  • Specialty Gifts
  • Sporting Goods
  • Coffee and Sweets
  • Ocean Education/Conservation
  • Park Agencies
  • Wildlife Adventures

Extending out over a half mile into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Santa Cruz Wharf is the longest timber pile pier on the United States coast and one of the longest in the world. Whether viewing whales, dolphins, sea lions or sea otters is your pleasure or watching the local talent rip the break at world renown Steamer Lane is what quickens your pulse, it all awaits at the Santa Cruz Wharf. Take in the view at one of nine restaurants and enjoy the freshest seafood, finest local wines and the friendliest service on the coast.