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Your Seaside experience will be different this summer.

Posted on Jun 22, 2020 in COVID-19

Welcome to Seaside. Your Seaside experience will be different this summer. The changes we have made are a reflection of our commitment to make health and safety a priority for our guests, Seaside Merchants and staff. We understand you have chosen Seaside because it is a special place. We want to preserve every experience you have grown to love or have planned to have at Seaside.

This summer we hope you will ‘take your time’ to reconnect with the simple things in life that make your Seaside vacation most memorable. We compiled a list of some of the changes to your Seaside experience that seem to be the hot topics among our guests and on social media.

#1. We require masks to be worn in our retail stores. We ask that you please be prepared and #BringYourMask.

#2. All events have been suspended including the 4th of July Parade and fireworks. While it pains us to not hold this signature patriotic event, we know we must not encourage crowds under these unprecedented circumstances.

#3. We closed Central Square to allow an open-air Seaside experience. Dining outdoors has always been a Seasider favorite, now we have more outdoor dining opportunities and less vehicular traffic.

#4. The public can park in Seaside, but spaces are limited to Smolian Circle and areas off Scenic 30A. You might choose to visit on foot or by bike.

#5. You may be asked to wait outside a store in Seaside due to capacity limitations. We truly appreciate your patience. We ask that if you must stand in a line, please keep 6 feet away from other parties.

#6. Many of our food and beverage vendors are now allowing orders online. You can order food while you shop or relax under the palms. Stay out of lines and order online! You can find all your favorite merchants by clicking here. Look for displays with QR Codes for easy access.

#7. The Seaside Commercial Beach access is available by reservation only. You must make a reservation with our long-time beach vendor Cabana Man. We have limited the capacity of our beach assuring safe social distancing. You can make your reservation online at

#8. Please be especially good to your clerk or server. We are all working hard to provide a safe and friendly environment during uncertain times. We greatly appreciate your generosity and kindness. It is hard to see us smiling under these masks, but we are glad to see you.

#9. Please take advantage of our hand washing and sanitizing stations and be mindful of disposing trash into bins.

#10. The Commercial District is closing at 8 p.m. beginning June 26, 2020. Three full-service restaurants will remain open past 8 p.m. by reservation only: Bud & Alley’s, Pizza Bar and Great Southern. These restaurants will operate at a limited capacity and will require their employees to wear masks in addition to following stringent cleaning and safety protocols.

Thank you for reviewing and sharing this list. We hope your Seaside experience is amazing.