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Boardwalk Accessibility Info

The following information is provided for visitors with special needs.

Please let a Boardwalk employee know if you need assistance during your visit.

If you have a personal question, please call (831) 423-5590 or ask an employee to contact the Manager on Duty.

Download Accessibility Guide PDF

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Parking is available in the Boardwalk’s Main Parking Lot for vehicles displaying a disabled placard or license plate. These parking spaces are located on front rows of our Main Parking Lot. Ask a Parking Attendant for directions. You must still pay the standard parking fee, which is posted at the lot’s entrance. Space availability is not guaranteed.


Wheelchairs can be rented for $10/day from the Guest Services Office near the Haunted Castle, or the Season Pass Office at the Main Entrance. A photo ID and credit card imprint are required. First come, first served.

The City of Santa Cruz has some beach wheelchairs available at Lifeguard Tower 1 on Cowells Beach near the Wharf from June-August. They are available to rent on a first-come-first-served basis. Click here for more information.

Ride Accessibility

Please check at any Ticket Booth, the Guest Services Office near the Haunted Castle ride, or the Season Pass Office near the Main Entrance for information regarding ride accessibility.


Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the Boardwalk, as well as inside Neptune’s Kingdom, Casino Arcade and Boardwalk Bowl. A family restroom is available in First Aid.

First Aid Office

Located near the Haunted Castle ride, the First Aid Office can store medications requiring refrigeration.

Telephone for the Hearing Impaired

A TDD Phone is located at Entrance 3 near the Carousel.

Service Animals

For rules regarding service animals, please download the Accessibility Guide.

Entertainment and Events

For Evenings on the Colonnade, accommodations are provided for guests with disabilities on a first-come-first-served basis:

Live Music: Wheelchair accessible table seating is limited and available at first-come, first-served basis

Movies: A limited number of assistive listening devices (ALD’s) are available for check-out on Friday nights at the Mini Golf kiosk inside Neptune’s Kingdom.

Stores and Restaurants

Our staff will be happy to provide assistance, such as reading menus, taking orders, or browsing merchandise.

Dining Option: Dietary Restrictions / Gluten‑Free Items

Please ask to speak to a Manager or Supervisor at each location to confirm available menu items and to see an ingredient list. Most items are commercially prepared and, even though the ingredients may not list gluten or other allergens (nuts, dairy, soy, etc.), products may be made in facilities where these items are present.

The following locations offer gluten-free options:
Marini’s Candies (Not recommended for nut allergies)
Dipper Burgers
Boardwalk Grille
Surf City Grill
Beachside BBQ
Tater Twists
Roasted Corn Cart
Marini’s Munchies (Not recommended for nut allergies)

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Boardwalk!

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