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Santa Monica Pier Reopens - Pease Keep 6ft Apart

The Santa Monica Pier reopened this morning. It is open with limited hours and operations. Rides are still closed, but shops and restaurants are expected to open. The new hours are 10am to 8pm.Here's info on what the reopened pier is going to be like now:

The is only one entrance to get on the pier, and only one exit. The Pier entrance and exit ramps are on Ocean Front Walk (across from Big Deans) on beach level (1614 Ocean Front Walk). The Pier bridge at Ocean & Colorado and all beach stairs will be closed. Each person entering will be counted, and each person that exits will be counted. Once the Pier reaches its limited capacity, guests will be asked to queue up and will be allowed to enter as capacity allows on a first come, first served basis. Both the entrance and exit are handicap accessible.

The Pier Parking Deck and 1550 Lot (Lot 1 North) are both closed to the public. There are other nearby lots available as well as parking in Downtown Santa Monica garages. Vehicles displaying handicap license plates and hang tags are permitted to park at Lot 1-S 1640 Appian Way.

Bikes are allowed on the Pier. You can not ride them on the pier, but you can bring them onto the pier with you, that way you don't have to worry about leaving your bike on the boardwalk with the meth zombies and thieves.

Pets on a leash are allowed on the Pier.

Health & Safety:
Everyone in California is currently required to wear a face covering or mask when outdoors or inside a business and near other people, so masks are mandatory on the pier. Signs all over the pier tell guests to maintain a 6’ physical distance from others not in your household.

Pier Businesses:
Due to the limited operating hours and limited number of guests allowed on the Pier at any one time, some businesses may be operating shorter hours, have limited services available, or may be closed altogether. Guests expecting to visit a specific business during this limited phase are encouraged to contact that business directly to confirm their hours and offerings.

All amusement park rides at Pacific Park, including the Ferris Wheel, remain closed until further notice. The Pier merry-go-round will also remain closed until further notice.

New Features:
Little artificial grass squares have been set up on the pier parking lot to serves as the all-new, physical distance-friendly space for relaxing and dining outdoors. Many of the restaurants have expanded their patios.

The entrance ramp..

Once the pier is filled to the limited capacity, you will have to wait in this queue.

Signs everywehere.

The new "Pier Deck".

Pier Deck picnic squares.

Social Distancing warnings placed everywhere..

Tourist shops reopen.

Pease Stay 6ft Apart.

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