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Request Permission for Film or Photo Shoot

Interested in a film or photo shoot at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? Here's what you need to know...

The Boardwalk is a popular location for both amateur and professional photography and videography. While we do our best to accomodate guests, we do not allow professional photography/videography or tripods on the Boardwalk without permission. Cameras, phones, Go-Pros, selfie sticks etc. are not allowed on rides without approval and supervision.  Drones are prohibitied on or near the Boardwalk.

To request permission for a professional shoot, please download an application for a permit and follow the instructions. We will evaluate your request and get back to you within 2 working days to discuss. All professional shoots will require Proof of Insurance and location fees may apply.

For permission to use the Main Beach, Santa Cruz Wharf, or other nearby locations please contact the City of Santa Cruz.  For assistance or questions about filming anywhere in Santa Cruz County, please visit the Santa Cruz Film Commission