ABOUT Marinis Santa Cruz
Marini’s Santa Cruz has four locations. Two are at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, one is at the Municipal Wharf and the fourth is in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz on Pacific Ave. Each offers all of Marini’s delicious candies and treats, plus a few unique features, such as famed Chocolate Covered Bacon Santa Cruz residents and tourists flock for to snatch up daily before they're gone.
Marinis Santa Cruz - Downtown (address above)
Step foot in our downtown store and you might think you’re in candy heaven! There you’ll find our full range of chocolates, salt water taffy, caramel and candy apples, and many other tempting desserts not found at our other locations. Our ice cream bar serves irresistible sundaes and features a complete coffee and espresso bar. Marini’s downtown also offers a variety of unique gift items for holidays and everyday!
Sunday-Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm / Friday & Saturday 10:00am-11:00pm
Marinis Santa Cruz - Wharf
For a morning cup of coffee while taking in the fresh ocean breezes, or after a delicious seafood dinner, visit Marini's on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf for a treat you will never forget. Like our downtown location, Marini’s at the Wharf features favorites such as our salt water taffy and caramel corn, homemade fudge, nut clusters, popcorn, sodas and a variety of other delights. If ice cream suits your fancy, our wharf location also serves our famous ice cream sundaes and has a complete coffee and espresso bar perfect any time of day!
Sunday-Thursday, 10:00am-9:30pmFriday & Saturday 10:00am-11:00pm
Marinis Santa Cruz - Boardwalk
Marini’s Santa Cruz has two locations at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk; our original location where the business began back in 1915, and a second location down the way just adjacent to the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster. At our main Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk location, customers get an inside look into the manufacturing of our renowned salt water taffy. Here you can watch the process from start to finish as the taffy cooks, cools, pulls, and finally is wrapped in our antique Model K Taffy Wrapper purchased in 1921 by our founder Victor A. Marini. Generations of customers are mesmerized every year by our taffy puller, and also enjoy watching our very own chocolate dippers as they make our assorted nut clusters, turtles, English toffee and chocolate barks.
Summer season hours from 11:00am-11:00pm