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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Response to COVID‑19

Updated 2/18/21

Open with enhanced safety and distancing guidelines, weather permitting:

  • Outdoor games open Mon-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am‑6pm
  • Boardwalk Racers, a new pedal kart attraction, open weekends and holidays from 11:30am‑6pm
  • Wave Rider, a 3-lane ocean-view slide, open weekends and holidays from 12pm‑5pm
  • Delicious treats at a variety of food locations for outdoor dining, take‑out and delivery. See hours.
  • Variety of shopping locations. See hours
  • Beach Access open daily, Mon-Fri: 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun and holidays: 9:30am‑7pm
  • Drive-In Movies are scheduled as normal
  • The Season Pass Office, located at the Boardwalk's Main Entrance, is open daily from 8:30am‑5pm.
  • All locations are operating in accordance with state guidelines and local regulations.

Currently closed:

  • Rides, indooor arcades, and miniature golf remain closed due to COVID‑19 restrictions.

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.

Covid-19 Warning

  • We have taken enhanced health and safety measures – for you, our other guests, and employees.  You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
  • An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
  • By visiting the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
  • Help keep each other healthy and safe. 

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.

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!

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

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