COVID-19 UPDATE | The City is coordinating closely with our public health officials at the Santa Cruz County Health Department to prevent the further spread COVID-19. In an effort to protect you and our community, changes and measures have been adopted in daily operations and activities. For further details please click here for the City’s Response to COVID-19

Wharf at Dusk
Wharf with People

Santa Cruz Wharf

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While most businesses on the Santa Cruz Wharf are currently closed, the Wharf itself will operate a reduced public access schedule from 7:00am-7:00pm daily, at least through April 10, 2020, for walking, jogging, and other activities that comply with County Social Distancing Requirements. For more information, see Parks & Recreation’s COVID-19 Response.


Visit our Shopping and Dining pages for online shopping and restaurant take-out information.


Visit the Santa Cruz Fire Department Marine Safety Division webpage for more information.

Restrooms adjacent to Wharf Headquarters and at the end of the Wharf.

A public boat landing is located on the Boardwalk side of the Wharf across from Santa Cruz Boat Rentals.

Download the Wharf Promotions flyer for discounts at Wharf Merchants.

Check out the following videos for some unique looks at the Santa Cruz Wharf! Visit our Surf Cam, Tides & Weather page for more!

Santa Cruz Wharf Videos

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