A Message Regarding Business at the Waterfront During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Santa Barbara Waterfront Department’s primary concern is the health, safety, and welfare of our community. While we respond to this pandemic, we continue to stay connected digitally and share ways you can support local business, while at the same time safeguarding your health. Below is information about what’s open at the Waterfront, hours of operation, and what services are available.
Latest Santa Barbara Waterfront Information: (Updated 4/7/20)
BEACHES – All Santa Barbara City beaches are open at this time.
PARKING -Waterfront Parking lots remain open to the public (except Cabrillo East and West lots). The Waterfront Parking Office is CLOSED. Most of our services may be handled by phone or email. For more information, please contact Cesar Barrios, Waterfront Parking Supervisor, at email@example.com or call 805-564-5534.
SATURDAY FISHERMAN'S MARKET - Open every Saturday from 6am to 11am on the City Pier. Please wear a mask and keep a 6-foot distance from others at all times.
RESTAURANT TAKEOUT – Several Waterfront restaurants remain open for freshly prepared takeout. Click here for a listing of restaurant & market takeout options. We ask that visitors confirm in advance hours of operations directly with businesses, services, and markets (as these may change daily). Kindly call ahead to place orders, keep a 6-foot distance from others at all times, and consume food & beverages off site.
BOATING – In response to efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Santa Barbara Waterfront is temporarily closing the public launch ramp as of Friday, April 3 at 9:00am. This closure will be constantly re-evaluated in an attempt to balance essential boating needs with the current public health emergency. If you require the launch ramp for commercial fishing or essential business services, please contact Harbor Patrol Mon-Thu at 805-564-5530. Essential service boat launch exemptions will be limited to mid-week only.
EVENTS - Operation Clean Sweep scheduled for Saturday, May 16th and the Harbor Nautical Swap meet, scheduled for Saturday, May 30th are both cancelled.
WATERFRONT ADMINISTRATION – The Waterfront Department closed administrative offices to the public Wednesday, March 18, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Staff is still available by phone/email and many services are available online. To see a list of online services click here.
The safety and health of patrons and our employees remain a top priority. Outdoor surfaces/restrooms continue to be regularly sanitized with increased frequency. We encourage all visitors and harbor residents to follow healthy practices and social distancing, in accordance with CDC guidelines (see below) and continue practice of safe hygiene. If you are sick, please save your visit to the Waterfront until you are well.
The Santa Barbara Waterfront Department appreciates your continued support of locally-owned and operated waterfront businesses as we all support each other through these challenging times.