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BEACH ADVISORIES
Beach Advisories were last updated at: 07/30/2014  6:54 PM

Rain Advisory
A rain advisory is issued when there is significant rainfall that may cause bacteria levels in ocean waters to increase. Bacteria levels can increase significantly during and after rainstorms, as contaminants within the runoff enters the ocean. Bacteria levels may remain elevated up to 3 days depending upon the intensity of the rain and the volume of runoff. Elevated bacteria levels in ocean water may cause illness, especially in children and the elderly. The Department of Public Health recommends that beach users avoid contact with ocean water for a period of 3 days after significant rainfall, especially near flowing storm drains, creeks and rivers.

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Beach Closures
A beach is closed anytime there is a known sewage or chemical spill impacting ocean waters. Water contact may cause someone to become ill. When a beach is closed, the Department of Public Health advises beach users to avoid all contact with ocean water in the closure area and where closure signs are posted.

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Beach Water Quality Testing
Ocean water samples are collected on a regular basis by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Sanitation District and the Los Angeles City Bureau of Sanitation. All bacteria testing results are sent to the Department of Public Health for analysis to determine if State ocean water bacteriological standards are being met.  Warning signs are posted when State standards are exceeded. The Public Health Department advises beach users to avoid contact with ocean water where warning signs are posted. Warning signs are usually posted 50 - 100 yards either side of a sampling site where bacteria levels have exceeded State standards. Greater distances may be posted depending upon levels of bacteria.

Beach Water Quality Grading Table

The table below shows the results of current testing and the posting and/or warnings  in Los Angeles County that are currently in effect.

Explanation of  the Table:

Agency/Site No. - Indicates the testing agency and site sampling number.

         SAMPLING  AGENCIES
DPH Department of Public Health
HYP Los Angeles City, Bureau of Sanitation
CB Los Angeles City, Bureau of Sanitation
SD Los Angeles County Sanitation District

Sample Monitoring Locations
Indicates the name and location of the sampling location. Click on the name to go to a map showing the location of that sampling site. Note: you will be taken to a interim page letting you that you are leaving the Los Angeles County website, click "yes" to continue to the map.
To see a map of all sampling locations, click on this LINK

Current Ocean Water Sample Testing Results
 
A Check Mark
indicates the sampling site meets State bacteriological standards.  
A Slash Symbol indicates the sampling site does not meet State bacteriological standards and is currently posted with warning signs.
Beach Postings
This column will contain any postings of bacteria exceedances for a particular sampling point. Any time there is a slash symbol, to the right, you will see the message "Place cursor over slash symbol to see warning." To see the details of the warning move the cursor over the slash symbol.

Grades
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has graded local beaches for over 12 years, and in an effort to unify beach grading throughout California, the Department is working in cooperation with Heal the Bay to provide beach grading.  To see a listing of all beach grades in Los Angeles County, click on this LINK.   To see the grade of a particular beach below, click on the word "grade" in the last column next to the beach in question. You will be taken to an interim site which will tell you that you are leaving the Los Angeles County website, click "yes" to continue to “Beach Report Card” on Heal the Bay’s website.



Agency
Site No.
Sample Monitoring Location Latest
Testing
 
Beach Postings Grades
DPH 010A Leo Carrillo State Beach In front of Arroyo Sequit Creek, Malibu
 
GRADE
DPH 010B Leo Carillo State Beach 50 yds. east of Arroyo Sequit Creek, Malibu
 
 
DPH 009A Nicholas Canyon County Beach In front of Nicholas Creek, Malibu
 
GRADE
DPH 009B Nicholas Canyon County Beach 100 ft. west of Nicholas Creek, Malibu
 
 
SMB 1-02 El Pescador State Beach open beach, Malibu
 
GRADE
SMB 1-03 El Matador State Beach open beach, Malibu
 
GRADE
DPH 008A Trancas Canyon Beach in front of Trancas Bridge, Malibu
 
GRADE
DPH 008B Trancas Canyon Beach 50 yds. east of Trancas Bridge, Malibu
 
 
DPH 007A Westward Beach in front of Zuma creek, Malibu
 
GRADE
DPH 007B Westward Beach 50 yds. east of Zuma creek, Malibu
 
 
SMB 1-06 Paradise Cove In front of Walnut Creek, Malibu
 
GRADE
DPH 006 Paradise Cove in front of Ramirez Creek, Malibu
 
 
SMB 1-08 Escondido State Beach In front of Escondido Creek, Malibu
 
GRADE
DPH 005A 26610 Latigo Shore Drive in front of monitoring well waterway, Malibu
 
GRADE
DPH 005B 26610 Latigo Shore Drive in front of Trivoli Bay Villa treatment plant, Malibu
 
 
SMB 1-10 Dan Blocker County Beach in front of Solstice Creek, Malibu
 
GRADE
DPH 004A Puerco Beach in front of creek, Malibu
 
GRADE
DPH 004B Puerco Beach 50 yds. south of creek, Malibu
 
GRADE
SMB 1-12 Puerco Beach In front of Marie Canyon storm drain, Malibu
 
GRADE
DPH 003 Malibu Colony (Malibu Lagoon) In front of lifeguard tower nearest the private beach fence, Malibu
 
GRADE
HYP S1 Surfrider Beach last known breech, Malibu
 
GRADE
DPH 002 Malibu Pier 50 yards east of Malibu Pier, Surfrider County Beach
 
GRADE
SMB 1-13 Carbon Canyon Beach in front of Sweetwater Canyon storm drain, Pacific Palisades
 
GRADE
SMB 1-14 Las Flores State Beach In front of Las Flores creek, Malibu
 
GRADE
DPH 001 Big Rock Beach In front of stormdrain, 17200 PCH, Malibu
 
GRADE
SMB 1-16 Las Tunas County Beach In front of Pena Creek, Malibu
 
GRADE
SMB 1-17 Las Tunas County Beach Santa Monica Canyon storm drain., Malibu
 
 
HYPS 2 Topanga County Beach At Topanga Canyon, Malibu
 
GRADE
SMB 2-01 Topanga County Beach In front of Castlerock storm drain, Malibu
 
 
SMB 2-02 Will Rogers State Beach Santa Ynez storm drain, Pacific Palisades
 
GRADE
DPH 101 Will Rogers State Beach Stairs at 17200 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades
 
GRADE
DPH 102A Bel Air Bay Club 16801 PCH at chainlink fence, Pacific Palisades
 
GRADE
DPH 102B Bel Air Bay Club 50 yrds south of storm drain/fence, Pacific Palisades
 
 
HYP S3 Will Rogers State Beach In front of Pulga Canyon storm drain, Los Angeles
 
GRADE
DPH 103A Will Rogers State Beach in front of Temescal storm drain, Los Angeles
 
GRADE
DPH 103B Will Rogers State Beach 50 yards south of Temescal storm drain, Los Angeles
 
 
HYP S4 Will Rogers State Beach In front of Santa Monica Canyon storm drain, Venice
 
GRADE
DHP 104A Santa Monica State Beach in front of Montana Ave. storm drain, Santa Monica
 
GRADE
DPH 104B Santa Monica State Beach 50 yards south of Montana Ave. storm drain, Santa Monica
 
 
DPH 105A Santa Monica State Beach in front of Wilshire Blvd storm drain, Santa Monica
 
GRADE
DPH 105B Santa Monica State Beach 50 yards south of Wilshire Blvd. storm drain, Santa Monica
 
 
HYP S5 Santa Monica State Beach Adjacent to Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
  Beach users should avoid water contact from the pier to 100 yards downcoast from the pier.
GRADE
HYP S6 Santa Monica State Beach In front of Pico-Kenter storm drain, Santa Monica
 
GRADE
DPH 106 Santa Monica State Beach Strand Street extended, Santa Monica
 
GRADE
HYP S7 Santa Monica State Beach In front of Ashland storm drain, Santa Monica
 
GRADE
SMB 3-06 Venice City Beach In front of Rose Ave. storm drain, Venice
 
GRADE
DPH 107A Venice City Beach in front of Brooks Ave. storm drain, Venice
 
GRADE
DPH 107B Venice City Beach 50 yards south of Brooks Ave. storm drain, Venice
 
 
HYP S8 Venice City Beach In front of Windward storm drain, Venice
 
GRADE
DPH 108 Venice City Beach 50 yards south of Venice Pier, Venice
 
GRADE
DPH 109 Venice City Beach Topsail St. extended, Venice
 
GRADE
HYP S9 Marina del Rey Beach In front of lifeguard tower., Marina del Rey
 
GRADE
HYP S10 Dockweiler State Beach Adjacent to south side of Ballona Creek, Los Angeles
  Beach users should avoid water contact 100 yards on both sides of the area where Ballona Creek enters the ocean.
GRADE
HYP S11 Dockweiler State Beach In front of Culver Blvd. storm drain, Los Angeles
 
GRADE
DPH 110 Dockweiler State Beach World Way extended, Los Angeles
 
GRADE
SMB 2-11 Dockweiler State Beach In front of Westchester storm drain, Los Angeles
 
GRADE
HYP S12 Dockweiler State Beach In front of the Imperial Hwy. storm drain, Los Angeles
 
GRADE
DPH 111 Dockweiler State Beach Opposite Hyperion Plant at 1 mile marker, Los Angeles
 
GRADE
DPH 112A Dockweiler State Beach In front of Grand Ave. storm drain, Los Angeles
 
GRADE
DPH 112B Dockweiler State Beach 50 yards south of Grand Ave. storm drain, Los Angeles
 
 
SMB 5-1 Manhattan County Beach 40th Street Extended, Manhattan Beach
 
GRADE
DPH 113A Manhattan County Beach In front of 28th Street storm drain, Manhattan Beach
 
GRADE
DPH 113B Manhattan County Beach 50 yards south of 28th Street storm drain, Manhattan Beach
 
 
SMB 5-3 Manhattan County Beach 50 yards south of Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
 
GRADE
DPH 114 Hermosa Beach In front of 26 St. storm drain, Hermosa Beach
 
GRADE
SMB 5-5 Hermosa Beach 50 yards south of Hermosa Beach Pier, Hermosa Beach
 
GRADE
DPH 115A Redondo County Beach In front of the Herondo St. storm drain, Redondo Beach
 
GRADE
DPH 115B Redondo County Beach 50 yrds north of the Herondo storm drain, Redondo Beach
 
 
SMB 6-2 Redondo County Beach 50 yards south of Redondo Beach Pier, Redondo Beach
 
GRADE
DPH 116 Redondo County Beach North side of the jetty at Topaz Street extention, Redondo Beach
 
GRADE
SMB 6-5 Torrance County Beach In front of Avenue I storm drain, Torrance
 
GRADE
SMB 6-6 Arroyo Circle extended , Palos Verdes Estates
 
GRADE
SD MC Malaga Cove , Palos Verdes Estates
 
GRADE
SD BC Bluff Cove , Palos Verdes Estates
 
GRADE
SD S1 Long Point , Rancho Palos Verdes
 
GRADE
SD S2 Abalone Cove , Rancho Palos Verdes
 
GRADE
SD S3 Portuguese Bend , Rancho Palos Verdes
 
GRADE
SD S5 White Point Royal Palms State Beach, San Pedro
 
GRADE
SD S6 Wilder Addition Park , San Pedro
 
GRADE
SD S7 Outer Cabrillo Beach , San Pedro
 
GRADE
HYP CB2 Inner Cabrillo Beach , San Pedro
 
GRADE
DPH 117 Avalon Beach 100 feet east of the Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon
  Avoid water contact at the swimming area east of the Green Pleasure Pier, near the large storm drain.
GRADE
DPH 118 Avalon Beach 50 feet east of the Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon
  Avoid water contact at the swimming area east of, and adjacent to the Green Pleasure Pier.
GRADE
DPH 119 Avalon Beach 50 feet west of the Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon
  Avoid water contact at the swimming area west of, and adjacent to the Green Pleasure Pier.
GRADE
DPH 120 Avalon Beach 100 feet west of the Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon
  Avoid water contact at the swimming area west of the Green Pleasure Pier.
GRADE
DPH 121 Avalon Beach East of the Casino Arch at the steps, Avalon
  Avoid water contact at swim area east of the Casino Arch.
GRADE

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