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Many beaches and parking lots along the California coast are temporarily closed to help contain crowds and the spread of COVID-19.

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 13 counties are open with some restrictions. There are no counties whose beaches are fully open.

Search by county for specific beach restrictions in your area.

Del Norte County

Some restrictions

County parks closed to camping except for people authorized by the county for stays of 30 days or longer.

Clifford Kamp Memorial Park

  • Unable to accept drive-ins or reservations for less than 30 days until May 1 or further notice

Hotels, motels, RV parks and private campgrounds

  • Prohibited from housing anyone for less than 30 days

Kamp Klamath RV Park and Campground

  • Unable to accept drive-ins or reservations for less than 30 days until May 1 or further notice

Redwood National Park

  • Many facilities are closed, including campgrounds, visitor centers and day-use areas
  • Parking lots open
  • The parks remain open to day-use walkers, hikers and bicyclists, though visitor services are extremely limited

Yurok Tribal Lands

  • Yurok Tribal lands, parks, preserves, beaches and boat launches, including all camping and overnight stays, are closed to the public

Humboldt County

Some restrictions

All parks in the county except for Redwood National Park are open for day use.

Campgrounds

  • All campgrounds in the county are closed (Big Lagoon, Clam Beach, Samoa, Van Duzen, A.W. Way)

King Range National Conservation Area

  • Public lands in this area are closed to all forms of public access and uses (Lost Coast Trail, Paradise Royale Mountain Bike trail, trailheads at Mattole River Campground and Black Sands Beach)

Redwood National Park

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

Los Angeles County

Some restrictions

Most beach parking lots, piers, boardwalks and some beach accessways in the county are closed.

City of Avalon

  • Avalon Harbor, Santa Catalina Island, consisting of all moorings within the city of Avalon waters, are closed
  • Beach open only for active recreation that follows physical distancing guidelines
  • Piers and trails are closed to the public

City of El Segundo

  • Beach and bike path closed

City of Hermosa Beach

  • Beach open only for active recreation that follows physical distancing guidelines
  • Downtown parking structure closed; other city parking lots may be closed or restricted to 15 mins
  • Hermosa Beach Pier closed

City of Long Beach

  • All beach parking lots closed
  • Beaches, beach bikes paths and pedestrian paths open only for active recreation that follows physical distancing guidelines

City of Los Angeles

  • Beaches open for active recreation only that follows distancing guidelines
  • Some parking lots restricted

City of Malibu

  • Beach access ways managed by Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors remain closed
  • Beach open only for active recreation that follows physical distancing guidelines
  • Las Flores Creek Park parking lot closed
  • Legacy Park parking lot closed
  • Malibu Bluffs Park parking lot closed
  • Malibu pier closed
  • No parking at various locations along Pacific Coast Highway, Westward Beach road parking, Point Dume Headlands parking on Cliffside Drive, west of 25442 Malibu Road to end of the street and Malibu Bluffs parking lot
  • Surfrider Beach parking lot open at partial capacity
  • Trancas Canyon Park parking lot closed
  • Zuma Beach parking lot open at partial capacity

City of Manhattan Beach

  • Beach open only for active recreation that follows physical distancing guidelines

City of Palos Verdes Estates

  • No parking signs on west side of 700 block of Paseo Del Mar
  • Parking closed at lot in 300 block of Paseo del Mar and in turnout at 1300 Palos Verdes Drive West

City of Ranchos Palos Verdes

  • Beaches open only for active recreation that follows physical distancing guidelines
  • City parks, nature preserves, community centers, amenities and trails closed
  • Parking restrictions at various city parking lots and public streets
  • Public trails and public parking lots at Terranea Resort and Trump National Golf Club closed

City of Redondo Beach

  • Beaches open only for active recreation that follows physical distancing guidelines
  • Coastal parking remains restricted
  • Harbor Drive Bike Lane and North Redondo Beach Bike Path, from Robinson Street to Felton Lane, are open except for the segments impacted by construction near Artesia Boulevard
  • Redondo Beach Pier closed except at designated food pick up locations
  • Stairs at Avenue C access way closed

City of Santa Monica

  • Beach bike path closed
  • Beach parking closed
  • Beaches open only for active recreation that follows physical distancing guidelines
  • Muscle Beach closed
  • Palisades Park closed
  • Santa Monica Pier closed

City of Torrance

  • All beach parking lots closed
  • Beaches open only for active recreation that follows physical distancing guidelines

Dockweiler State Beach

  • Parking lots open at partial capacity

Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority

  • Most parks, trails and building facilities, including restrooms, are open for active recreation that follows physical distancing guidelines, as are all parks owned by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

Port of Los Angeles

  • Restricted access to 22nd Street Park, Banning’s Landing, Bloch Field, Cabrillo Beach (beach, aquarium, boat ramp and fishing pier) and Harbor Boulevard Parkway Promenade (berths 84-94)

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

  • Trails and parking lots open; visitor centers remain closed

Will Rogers State Beach

  • Parking lots open at partial capacity

Marin County

Open

Beaches, parks and parking lots have reopened. Beachgoers must follow county orders on physical distancing. The county may restrict the number of entrants or close public access points to a beach to reduce crowding.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

  • Kirby Cove and Bicentennial campgrounds closed
  • Marin Headlands Visitor Center closed
  • Muir Beach Overlook parking closed
  • Muir Beach parking closed
  • Muir Woods National Monument closed
  • Nike Missile Site closed
  • Point Bonita Lighthouse closed
  • Rodeo Beach parking closed
  • Stinson Beach parking closed
  • Tennessee Valley parking closed
  • Upper Conzelman Road (scenic overlook road from Golden Gate Bridge views to Point Bonita area) closed

Point Reyes National Seashore

  • Access roads and parking are closed at: Bear Valley, Palomarin trailhead, Five Brooks, Abbots Lagoon, Tomales Point, North and South Beach, Chimney Rock and Lighthouse; Restrooms and trails in these areas remain open
  • Camping or beach fire permits will not be issued during the shelter-in-place order
  • Limantour access road, Drakes Beach, Drakes Estero and Mt. Vision Road are closed
  • Trails, beaches and restrooms (excluding Bear Valley Visitor Center) are available if accessible by nonmotorized means for essential activities
  • Visitor centers and campgrounds closed through May 3. Ranger-led and volunteer activities closed

Mendocino County

Some restrictions

All county beaches, parks and access ways are open for active use. Most beach parking lots and restrooms are partially open.

Fort Bragg

  • City parks, recreational sites, playgrounds, beaches and navigable waterways for recreational purposes are closed with the following exceptions for limited recreational usage: Trails in Pomo Bluffs Park and the coastal trail in Noyo Headlands Park. Note: Parking lots are closed, so access to trails should be via bicycle or foot

Moat Creek Beach

  • Access point reopened on trial basis

Point Arena

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

Stornetta Public Lands

  • All coastline pullouts, parking areas and trailheads are closed

Monterey County

Some restrictions

Some parks and beaches may have restrictions on access or parking depending on crowding.

17-Mile Drive — Pebble Beach Resort

  • Closed to visitor traffic and suspended resort operations, which includes all hotels, golf courses (including Del Monte Golf Course), restaurants, retail shops and health and tennis clubs

City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

  • Beaches open for active use
  • Parking restricted at Del Mar parking lot and along Scenic Avenue and San Antonio Avenue

City of Marina

  • Street parking near beaches restricted

City of Monterey

  • Beaches open for active use
  • City launch ramps closed
  • Parking prohibited from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily in the following locations: Tide Avenue, Beach Way between Tide Avenue and Dunecrest Avenue, Surf Way between Tide Avenue and Dunecrest Avenue, Sand Dunes Drive between Canyon Del Rey Blvd (Humboldt Street) to Houghton M. Roberts Beach parking lot

City of Pacific Grove

  • Lovers Point Beach open for active use

City of Sand City

  • Street parking near beaches restricted

John Little State Natural Reserve

  • Closed to the public

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

  • Closed to the public

Los Padres National Forest

  • Trail system and general forest area remain open to the public. Key recreational facilities, such as campgrounds, day-use sites and picnic areas, are closed

Moss Landing Harbor District

  • Access to Moss Landing North Harbor launch ramps temporarily restricted to the public, allowed use only by commercial fishing vessels

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

  • Closed to the public

Point Sur State Historic Park

  • Closed to the public

Orange County

Some restrictions

County-operated beaches open only for active recreation that follows physical distancing requirements. All beach and park parking lots remain closed.

City of Dana Point

  • Baby Beach open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Beach parking restricted; check city website for latest details
  • Capistrano Beach open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Dana Cove Beach, Doheny State Beach and tide pools are open for active recreation only
  • Ocean open for all recreational uses
  • Salt Creek and Strands beaches open 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily

City of Huntington Beach

  • All harbor beaches along Pacific Coast Highway in Sunset Beach closed
  • Beach playground closed
  • Beaches and bike pathway open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. for active recreation only and must follow physical distancing requirements
  • Beaches in Huntington Harbor closed
  • Coastal parking lots open at partial capacity with some restrictions
  • Davenport Beach closed
  • Fishing allowed from the beach and other ocean access locations where fishing is normally allowed, as long as physical distancing requirements are followed
  • Humboldt Beach closed
  • Huntington Beach Pier is open for active uses such as walking and jogging
  • Open grass and picnic areas adjacent to beach bike path closed
  • Seabridge Park Beach closed
  • Trinidad Beach closed
  • Within Huntington Harbor and all connected channels, active ocean recreation such as kayaking, boating and paddleboarding is allowed

City of Laguna Beach

  • City beaches open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. for active recreation only
  • County-operated beaches in South Laguna Beach (Aliso, Table Rock, West, Camel Point and Treasure Island) open for active recreation on weekdays 6 a.m to 10 a.m.; closed on weekends
  • South Laguna beaches operated by county closed
  • Thousand Steps Beach remains closed

City of Newport Beach

  • Back Bay Drive closed to vehicular traffic
  • Balboa Pier closed
  • Bayside Beach open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Beach area from M Street to West Channel Jetty (the Wedge) closed
  • Beaches open for activities such as walking, running, hiking, biking, swimming, surfing and fishing from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; no loitering or sunbathing
  • Beachgoers must avoid gatherings with people they do not live with
  • Newport Beach Pier closed
  • Newport Harbor open for all normally allowed water activities
  • Some beach parking lots open with restrictions

City of San Clemente

  • All beach restrooms closed
  • Beaches and coastal trail open only for active use that follows physical distancing requirements
  • Most beach parking lots open with some restrictions
  • Municipal pier open only for active use that follows physical distancing requirements; fishing is prohibited; avoid stopping along rails and benches
  • Permitted activities include walking/running and ocean recreation
  • Poche Beach open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

City of Seal Beach

  • Beaches open 4:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for active use
  • Implementing four-phase reopening plan; currently in Phases 2 and 3
  • Parking with vessel trailer/rack in boat launch lots only (Sunset Aquatic Park)
  • The 1st, 8th and 10th Street beach parking lots are open with 50% capacity; visitors must park in every other parking stall

San Diego County

Some restrictions

Recreational boating is allowed only if participants are members of the same household. All sports courts managed by San Diego County Parks are open only to visitors who are members of the same household.

Border Field State Park

  • Closed to the public
  • Closed to the public

Cabrillo National Monument

  • Indoor areas closed
  • Outdoor areas and restrooms open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

City of Carlsbad

  • Agua Hedionda Lagoon inner basin and launching area closed
  • Beaches open for active and passive use beginning June 2
  • Fishing only allowed from a kayak or boat
  • Parking lots closed; parking along Carlsbad Boulevard prohibited

City of Chula Vista

  • All parks and park parking lots open
  • Restrooms remain closed

City of Coronado

  • Beaches open for active and passive use beginning June 2
  • Coronado Dog Beach, nearby fire pits and Sunset Park closed
  • Parking restricted around the beach and parks and now includes no parking on both sides of Ocean Boulevard
  • The bay and Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp remain closed

City of Del Mar

  • Beaches open for active and passive use beginning June 2

City of Encinitas

  • All beach parking closed
  • Beach access stairways located at Swami’s, D Street, Stonesteps and Grandview open; facial coverings are mandatory while using the narrow staircases
  • Coastal Rail Trail and the pedestrian portion of South Highway 101 from Swami's Beach to the Seaside parking lot open
  • Leucadia State Beach closed
  • Moonlight Beach closes at 10 p.m.
  • Moonlight Beach open to walking, running, surfing and swimming
  • Public gatherings, stopping/standing/lying down, chairs/blankets/coolers and sports equipment prohibited

City of Imperial Beach

  • Beaches open for active and passive use beginning June 2
  • Municipal pier, public parks and beach area parking lots closed

City of National City

  • All parks closed to gatherings and organized sports, open walking/running/biking

City of Oceanside

  • Access to all Oceanside Harbor boat slips restricted
  • Beach parking lots closed
  • Beaches open for active and passive use beginning June 2
  • Oceanside pier closed
  • The Strand closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic

City of San Diego

  • Bays open to single-person kayaking and paddle boarding, no swimming allowed; sunbathing, picnics/gatherings, group exercising, group games, standing/sitting around prohibited
  • Beaches open for active and passive use beginning June 2
  • Boardwalks, piers, parking lots and Fiesta Island closed

City of Solana Beach

  • Beaches open for individual active exercising, running/walking/swimming, surfing/paddling and kayaking
  • Fletcher Cove open for access to and from the beach
  • Parking lots closed
  • Seascape Stairs open for one-way entry to the beach
  • Sunbathing, picnics/gatherings, group exercising, group games, standing/sitting around prohibited
  • Tide Park and Del Mar Shores Stairs open only for one-way exiting from the beach

Port of San Diego

  • Beaches open for walking and running (no stopping, sitting or lying down)
  • Many park and pier restrooms closed
  • Parking lots at Shelter Island, Spanish Landing, Tuna Harbor, Ruocco Park, Cesar Chavez Park, Pepper Park, Bayfront Park, Bayside Park, Marina View Park and Tidelands Park are all partially open.
  • Parks and piers around San Diego Bay remain closed
  • Recreational boating, for members of the same household, allowed on San Diego Bay
  • Shelter Island and National City boat launches open
  • Walkways, sidewalks and promenades open for walking, running and bicycling (no stopping, sitting or lying down)

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 closed

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

  • Closed to the public

San Francisco County

Some restrictions

Beachgoers must follow county orders on physical distancing. The county may restrict the number of entrants or close public access points to a beach to reduce crowding.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

  • Alcatraz Island closed
  • Battery East parking closed
  • Crissy Field — East Beach parking closed
  • Fort Funston parking closed
  • Fort Point National Historic Site closed
  • Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center closed
  • Lands End Lookout closed
  • Langdon Court parking closed
  • Long Avenue parking closed
  • Merrie Way parking closed
  • Navy Memorial parking closed
  • Presidio Visitor Center closed
  • Sloat Boulevard parking at Ocean Beach closed
  • West Bluff parking closed

San Francisco Recreation and Park District

  • Ocean Beach parking lots closed
  • Sports courts and picnic areas closed

San Luis Obispo County

Some restrictions

Avila Beach

  • Avila parking lot closed during the day until 5 p.m.
  • Beach remains open when distancing rules are followed
  • Pier closed
  • Use of fire pits temporarily banned

Cave Landing

  • Access road and parking lot closed

City of Grover Beach

  • Park facilities such as playgrounds, sports courts and skate park are closed

City of Morro Bay

  • City parking areas and boat launch ramp closed
  • Morro Rock parking lot closed

City of Pismo Beach

  • City-owned parking lots now metered only for one hour
  • Pier closed

Fisherman’s Beach

  • Beach remains open when distancing rules are followed

Olde Port Beach

  • Beach remains open when distancing rules are followed

PG&E Diablo Canyon

  • Point Buchon and Pecho Coast trails closed

Shamel Park

  • Parking lot closed

San Mateo County

Open

Beaches, parks and parking lots have reopened. Beachgoers must follow county orders on physical distancing. The county may restrict access if beaches become too crowded.

Bean Hollow State Beach

  • Closed to the public

City of Half Moon Bay

  • Beach parking lots and restrooms open
  • Beachgoers should follow physical distancing guidelines

City of Pacifica

  • Beach parking lots open
  • Beachgoers should follow physical distancing guidelines

Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

  • Public access parking spots closed

San Gregorio State Beach

  • Closed to the public

San Mateo County Department of Parks

  • Beachgoers must follow county orders on physical distancing; beach use restricted to active recreation only
  • Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., all public access to parks, trails and beaches west of Highway 1 may not involve the use of a motor vehicle to travel to any such recreational area
  • The county may restrict the number of entrants or close public access points to a beach to reduce crowding
  • The following items are prohibited for use or possession on a beach: umbrellas, shade structures, tents, BBQs and grills, coolers, chairs, hammocks and other conveyances designed to sit or lounge upon

San Mateo County Harbor District

  • Oyster Point Marina Fishing Pier launch ramp, fishing pier, public restroom and all public parking are open; boat wash and picnic areas are closed
  • Parking areas, boat launch ramps, public restrooms and Johnson Pier open at Pillar Point; picnic areas closed
  • Pedestrian access not restricted. Vessel owners/harbor tenants allowed to use parking lots

Santa Barbara County

Some restrictions

Parking could be restricted on county roads or highways.

City of Carpinteria

  • Bluffs Nature Preserve parking lot at Carpinteria Avenue and Bailard closed
  • Linden, Elm, Holly and Ash streets' street-end parking lots closed
  • No parking on some portions of downtown streets that are heavily used for beach access, including Linden Avenue, Fifth Street, Palm Avenue, Walnut Avenue and Sixth Street
  • Parking at Viola Fields, 6145 Carpinteria Ave., closed
  • Playgrounds, playing fields and barbecue areas are closed
  • Street parking along the east side of Linden Avenue, south of UPPR, closed
  • Street parking at the easterly terminus of Carpinteria Avenue closed
  • The city is enforcing two-hour parking limits on specific streets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday; limits will apply to streets within the beach neighborhood and portions of the Concha Loma neighborhood

City of Goleta

  • Beaches remain open
  • Certain parking lots may have restricted access or reduced number of parking spots, such as Sperling/Ellwood Mesa parking lot

City of Santa Barbara

  • All recreation centers, playgrounds, outdoor exercise equipment tennis courts and beach volleyball courts, picnic sites, Skater’s Point skatepark, Franceschi Park, Hilda Ray Park and Skofield Park closed
  • East Beach open
  • Leadbetter Beach open
  • Most parks remain open during normal hours; certain parking lots may have restricted access
  • Santa Barbara Harbor boat launch ramp closed for recreational vessels
  • West Beach open

Goleta Beach Pier

  • Boat launch closed

Jalama Beach

  • Closed to overnight camping only; Day use still allowed

Santa Cruz County

Some restrictions

All beaches closed for all activities except traversing the sand to enter the ocean between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. No umbrellas, barbecues, coolers, beach chairs, shade structures, tents or other equipment will be allowed at any time. Water-based activities such as surfing, paddleboarding, boogie boarding, swimming, snorkeling and kayaking are allowed. Facilities adjacent to beaches such as parkways, sidewalks and trails will remain open.

City of Capitola

  • 76 parking spaces closed along Cliff Drive west of the Village
  • All temporary large shade structures (pop-ups, tents and umbrellas) banned on Capitola Beach
  • Maximum allowed time to park in the Capitola Village is now one hour (reduced from three hours)
  • Upper Lot open to permit parking and city employee parking only
  • Upper and Lower Beach and Village Cove parking lots closed to the public

City of Santa Cruz

  • Beach volleyball courts on Main Beach closed
  • East Cliff parking areas closed
  • Parking along Swanton Drive near Natural Bridges State Beach closed
  • Santa Cruz Wharf restrooms closed
  • West Cliff parking lots closed

Santa Cruz Port District

  • Partial closure of Port District’s launch ramp

Sonoma County

Some restrictions

All parks, trails and beaches in the coastal zone are closed daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Active recreation is allowed on beaches only if following physical distancing guidelines. All coastal parks and beach parking lots remain closed and access may be restricted.

Bodega Bay coastal boat launch

  • Each vehicle and boat shall include only members of the same household; vehicles and trailers may travel the limited extent necessary to the boat launch facility for fishing; participants shall comply with existing health orders, including physical distancing requirements; all other licensing or other applicable regulatory requirements must be met
  • Ramps and trailer parking areas may be opened by owners for recreational fishing to provide food for participants

Sonoma Coast State Park (and associated sub-units)

  • Closed to the public

Ventura County

Some restrictions

Parking restricted in certain areas along Highway 101. Pacific Coast Highway from Point Mugu State Beach south to the Los Angeles County line will be closed for all parking. Pacific Coast Highway from Emma Wood State Beach north to the Santa Barbara County line will also be closed for all parking.

All beaches south of Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, extending to the Los Angeles County line

  • Completely closed

Channel Islands Harbor

  • Launch ramp open; each vehicle/vessel limited to members of the same household; when parking a vehicle after launch, maintain as much space as possible between other parked vehicles; comply with the launch lane and vessel wash lane restrictions posted on signage in the launch ramp area; masks are recommended at all times when out of your vehicle/vessel in the launch ramp area
  • Parking lots to Silver Strand, Hollywood and Kiddie Beach remain closed

Channel Islands National Park

  • Ferry service suspended until further notice
  • Mainland Visitor Center and restrooms closed

City of Oxnard

  • Beach parking will gradually reopen; street parking limited
  • Beaches open for active and passive uses
  • Park restrooms, sports parks, playgrounds and reservation areas closed

City of Port Hueneme

  • Active uses such as walking, running, surfing and swimming allowed
  • Lounging and sunbathing allowed if physical distancing guidelines are followed
  • No contact sports allowed; no congregating in large groups with people from other households
  • Parking Lot A and walkways open
  • Pier, restrooms and street parking are closed; recreational and picnic equipment not allowed
  • Solo water activities and beach cleanups allowed

City of Ventura

  • Active and passive uses allowed if following physical distancing guidelines at city beaches, the promenade and the pier
  • Beach parking will gradually reopen
  • Gathering and distancing requirements enforced

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (Ventura County portion)

  • Trails and parking lots open; visitor centers remain closed

Ventura Port District

  • Active and passive uses allowed if following physical distancing guidelines at Surfer’s Knoll and Harbor Cove beaches
  • Beach parking lots closed
  • Ventura Harbor public launch ramp closed

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