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Published on May 13, 2024
Los Angeles County Lifts Warning for Some Beaches, Issues Advisories for Others Due to Bacteria LevelsSource: Unsplash/Mink Mingle

Los Angeles beachgoers can breathe a sigh of relief for some coastal spots, but others should heed warnings of poor water quality. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has given the green light to several beaches after confirming that recent water tests showed levels within safe state standards, including at Ballona Creek at Dockweiler State Beach and Venice Beach, as reported by the County of Los Angeles, California.

However, it's not all clear seas ahead. The department has issued warnings for several other beach areas, advising the public against diving into the waters. Stretches of Escondido Creek at Escondido State Beach and Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach, alongside numerous other popular segments of the coast, are flagged for bacterial levels that are anything but conducive to a healthy swim.

According to the County of Los Angeles, California, the entirety of swim areas such as Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey and Inner Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro are under warnings. Santa Monica Pier and Redondo Beach Pier also come with caution, specifically for areas extending 100 yards along the coast from each pier. These advisories follow tests that detected bacterial levels exceeding health standards.

For those planning trips to the shore, Los Angeles County provides up-to-date information through its beach closure hotline, available 24 hours a day. The number to dial is 1-800-525-5662, where the recorded message will detail the latest on any beach closures.