With summer being chilly here in San Francisco, we all flee to warmer weather on the weekends and Santa Cruz is one of our favorite spots. The boardwalk is planted right on the beach so you can ride rides, eat cotton candy, and then dig your feet into some warm sand in the afternoon. Here are a few must-haves to wear for your Santa Cruz weekend trip!
Santa Cruz Boardwalk 1 of 11From side splitting rides to crashing waves, keep reading for a few must-have items for your Santa Cruz Boardwalk trip.
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Bright Beach Bag 2 of 11Nothing's more cheery than a colorful bag for the beach! Pack it with extra snacks and water for a long day on the boardwalk.
Buy it for $120i>right here at Kate Spade Saturday
Beach Tassel Blanket 3 of 11This lightweight yet absorbent towel is perfect to pack in your bag for some beach time after the rides wear you out.
Buy it for $29.99 right here at West Elm
Colorful Flip Flops 4 of 11For only $2.50, this is an easy choice to throw in your bag. Colorful flip flops in summery hues for the win!
Buy them for $2.50right here at Old Navy
Cool Jacket 5 of 11Love this slouchy white jacket, perfect for when that evening wind starts to blow off the coast!
Buy it for $99.90right here at Zara
Moisturizing Lip Balm 6 of 11With sun exposure during the day, you'll need to protect your lips while still keeping them pretty.
Buy it for $16 right here at Sephora
Drapey T-Shirt 7 of 11A simple drapey tee is perfect for a warm day paired with the striped skirt.
Buy this tee for $39.50 right here at J.Crew
White Sneakers 8 of 11You'll need something comfy to walk around the boardwalk in while you're on rides and eating dripping ice cream cones. Love this mesh pair!
Buy them for $38 right here at Need Supply
Sunglasses 9 of 11The coolest pair of shades in a retro style.
Buy this pair for $178 right here at Asos
Printed Swimsuit 10 of 11Love all the printed suits lately for beach time- this one is so cute and on sale! Layer your clothes on top so you can change out quick for the afternoon beach walk.
Buy this suit for $58 right here at J.Crew
Striped Tube Skirt 11 of 11Such a versatile piece and perfect for the boardwalk day and beach in the afternoon!
Buy it for $49.50 right here at Madewell