beach closures tracker

Is your California beach closed? We're keeping track

As of Oct. 22, the California Coastal Commission is no longer updating its beach closure list, which provided information for this story. Most beaches in California are reopen as of now.

There are more than 1,500 beaches across the state’s 15 coastal counties. The California Coastal Commission has been allowing local officials to make case-by-case decisions, resulting in a mix of restrictions.

Currently, beaches in 11 counties are open with some restrictions. There are four counties whose beaches are open.

Search by county for specific beach restrictions in your area.

Del Norte County

Some restrictions

Redwood National Park

  • Many facilities are closed, including campgrounds, visitor centers and day-use areas

Yurok Tribal Lands

  • Beaches may be closed to the public; please check with the Yurok Tribe for the most up-to-date information

Humboldt County

Some restrictions

Redwood National Park

  • Crescent City Information Center and Jedidiah Smith Visitor Center closed

Los Angeles County

Some restrictions

City of Hermosa Beach

  • Parking in Lot B is only for 15-minute use

City of Los Angeles

  • Some parking lots are open with partial capacity
  • Venice and Cabrillo fishing piers remain closed

City of Malibu

  • At Big Rock, Maritime Rocks beach access is closed; the Dolphin View coastal overlook and Big Rock stairway are open
  • At Escondido Beach, Geoffrey’s and Seacliff beach accessways are closed; Escondido Creek beach accessway is open
  • At Lechuza Beach, Bunnie Lane beach accessway is closed; East and West Sea Level Drive accessways are open
  • At Malibu Beach, Malibu Road East stairway open
  • Las Flores Creek Park parking lot closed
  • Legacy Park parking lot closed
  • Malibu Bluffs Park parking lot closed
  • Malibu pier is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; the parking lot is open at reduced capacity for beachside parking
  • Trancas Canyon Park parking lot closed

City of Redondo Beach

  • Stairs at Avenue C access way closed

City of Santa Monica

  • Pier deck parking closed
  • Santa Monica Pier has begun phased reopening, with restrictions on the number of visitors and some facilities remaining closed; the pier bridge at Ocean and Colorado avenues and all beach stairs remain closed (the pier entrance and exit ramps are on Ocean Front Walk on the beach level)

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (Los Angeles County portion)

  • Visitor centers remain closed

Marin County

Some restrictions

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

  • Battery Townsley interior is closed and no ranger-led tours are occurring
  • Kirby Cove day-use area closed
  • Marin Headlands Visitor Center closed
  • Nike Missile Site closed
  • Point Bonita Lighthouse closed

Point Reyes National Seashore

  • There are several beach, trail and road closures not related to COVID-19; check the park website for the latest details
  • Visitor centers remain closed

Mendocino County

Some restrictions

Point Arena

  • Parking lot closed with exception for commercial fishermen or businesses/vessels with paid parking privileges
  • Point Arena Pier closed

Monterey County

Some restrictions

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

  • Closed to the public

Point Sur State Historic Park

  • Closed to the public

Orange County

Open

Beaches are open.

San Diego County

Some restrictions

Border Field State Park

  • Closed to the public

Cabrillo National Monument

  • Indoor areas closed

City of Oceanside

  • Pier Plaza Amphitheater closed

San Diego County Parks

  • All San Diego County Parks-managed parking lots and sports courts closed

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve

  • Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center is closed

San Francisco County

Some restrictions

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

  • Cliff House and Lands End Lookout visitor center and cafe closed

San Luis Obispo County

Some restrictions

PG&E Diablo Canyon

  • Point Buchon and Pecho Coast trails closed

San Mateo County

Open

Beaches are open.

Santa Barbara County

Open

Beaches are open.

Santa Cruz County

Some restrictions

City of Santa Cruz

  • UC Santa Cruz Coastal Science Campus closed to vehicles; pedestrian and bike access still open

Sonoma County

Open

Beaches are open.

Ventura County

Some restrictions

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (Ventura County portion)

  • Visitor centers remain closed

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