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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Response to COVID‑19

Updated 9/29/20

All locations are operating in accordance with state guidelines and local regulations.

Park Hours

Boardwalk rides, Casino Arcade, Neptune's Kingdom, Mini Golf, Laser Tag, Fright Walk and Boardwalk Bowl are currently closed.

The Season Pass Office, located at the Boardwalk's Main Entrance, is open Thursday through Monday from 8:30am ‑ 5pm.

Below is a partial list of the many health and safety measures the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has enacted as we welcome guests back to the Boardwalk.

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings (masks) are required on the Boardwalk in accordance with state regulations. Masks are required while in line, conducting business at any counter or attraction, or when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Face coverings (masks) will be required upon entry to Neptune's Kingdom, Boardwalk Bowl, Casino Arcade, and indoor retail locations. Face coverings (masks) must be worn at all times inside these locations except when eating.
  • All employees are required to wear face coverings (masks) at all times when interacting with the public, working in spaces visited by the public and preparing food.

Distancing Protocols

  • Capacity for the park and indoor arcades/attractions is limited to ensure necessary distancing.
  • Six-feet minimum distancing is required while standing in lines. 
  • Signage, floor markers, and park-wide audio announcements help remind guests to maintain physical distancing.
  • Seating is spaced out and cleaned throughout the day in accordance with local and state regulations.

Sanitizing & Disinfection

  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the Boardwalk.
  • Increased sanitation of all high touch points multiple times daily.
  • Cashless transactions encouraged

Food & Beverage Locations

  • Plexi shields for food stations.
  • Enhanced sanitizing and wipe downs of all surfaces.
  • Safe delivery method of food orders to prevent unnecessary contact
  • All employees wearing gloves and masks at all times.

Midway Games

  • Floor markings to help guests maintain physical distance while playing.
  • High touch items and game components are sanitized after each use and throughout the day.
  • Every other station turned off on race games to allow physical distancing.

Retail Locations

  • Plexi shields at checkout locations.
  • Capacity limited inside all retail locations and merchandise spaced out to ensure necessary distancing.
  • Floor markers to help remind guests to maintain physical distancing.

Screening Protocols

  • Employees must complete a CDC Covid-19 health questionnaire and have their temperatures checked prior to the start of their workday. Employees with a fever will be sent home.
  • Health screenings will be conducted by security for vendors or guests showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Additional Boardwalk Information

Season Passes Extended: All 2020 Season Passes have been extended through December 31, 2021!

The FREE Friday Night Bands on the Beach concert series has been canceled for the summer of 2020. We look forward to rockin' the beach again in 2021!

We are hosting weekly Drive-In Movies in the River Parking Lot on Friday & Saturday nights! The FREE Wednesday Night Movies on the Beach series has been canceled for the summer of 2020.

Questions? Please email Boardwalk Guest Services – [email protected]

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