Ocean Water Use Warning for beaches in Malibu

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Archive photo of Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach. Photo by Samantha Bravo.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:

BEACH AREA WARNINGS: 

  • Santa Monica Canyon Creek at Will Rogers State beach. Near Will Rogers Tower 18

         100 yards up and down the coast from the creek.

  • Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu

         100 yards up and down the coast from the lagoon.

  • Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey

         The entire swim area.

  • Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach

         100 yards up and down the coast from the public restrooms.

  • Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica

         100 yards up and down the coast from the pier.  

  • Trancas Creek at Zuma Beach

          100 yards up and down the coast from the creek.

  • Malibu Pier in Malibu

        100 yards up and down the coast from the pier.

  • Inner Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro

         The entire swim area.

  • Escondido Creek at Escondido State Beach

         The entire swim area.

  • Dockweiler State Beach. Westchester Storm Drain

         100 yards up and down the coast from the storm drain.

  • Walnut Creek at Paradise Cove

         The entire swim area.

  • Solstice Creek at Dan Blocker County Beach

    The entire swim area.
  • Marie Canyon Storm Drain at Puerco Beach

    100 yards up and down the coast from the public access steps.
  • Sweetwater Canyon Storm Drain at Carbon Canyon Beach

         The entire swim area.

  • Castlerock Storm Drain at Topanga County Beach

          The entire swim area.

  • Latigo Shore Drive in Malibu

         100 yards up and down the coast from the public access steps.

  • Ramirez Creek at Paradise Cove

         100 yards up and down the coast from the Paradise Cove Pier.

  • Avalon Beach at Catalina Island, 100 feet west of the pier 

    Swim area west of Green Pleasure Pier.
  • Las Flores Creek at Las Flores State Beach 

    The entire swim area.

These warnings have been issued due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.

BEACH AREAS NOW CLEARED:

Warnings have been lifted for the following beach areas where recent sample results identified water quality levels within State standards:

  • Pico-Kenter storm drain at Santa Monica Beach. Santa Monica South Tower 20

Recorded information on beach conditions is available 24- hours a day on the County’s beach closure hotline: 1-800- 525-5662.To view the map of impacted locations and for more information, please visit PublicHealth.LACounty.gov/Beach/.