Beaches: Effective May 1 at 11:59 p.m. and in compliance with the updated Santa Cruz County Shelter-in-Place Order issued April 30, City of Santa Cruz beaches will be closed from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily until further notice. Additionally, curfews for Cowell and Main Beach will also be in effect from midnight to one hour before sunrise as stipulated in the City of Santa Cruz Beach Management Plan and in accordance with City municipal code 13.04.
During the times that beaches are closed, the ocean will remain open for water sports (e.g., surfing, boogie-boarding, swimming, paddle-boarding, kayaking, boating, etc.), and individuals may cross beaches in order to access and leave the ocean.
During the times that beaches are open, they are to be used only for active recreation, such as running, walking, water sports, or other form of physical activity. All other non-exercise, passive, or sedentary activities at beaches are prohibited. Please continue to observe safe distancing while at our beaches and comply with all posted signs and notices.
For more information visit Parks & Recreation COVID-19.
List of amenities and park features that have been affected countywide.
Sun, sand and beach volleyball! Our courts will make your casual beach party or tournament a success. 16 beach volleyball courts are available for rent on the main beach in Santa Cruz. All courts have professional grade nets and different heights for men and women. The courts are frequented by both amateur and professional players of the sport and host several national tournaments. Parking and restrooms are both located nearby on Beach St.
2020 Beach Volleyball Tournament Application Packet
-Conditions of Use
2020 Beach Volleyball Tournament Guide
Court Map (revised 9/2017)
Court Reservation and Maintenance Information