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Recovery: Beaches

June 12, 2020

LA County beaches are open for recreational and leisure use by individuals and households. Beachgoers must wear a face covering when they are on the sand and around others, as well as maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance between themselves and individuals outside their household. Beach volleyball is prohibited.

  • Beaches are open during normal operating hours for same-household groups of 10 or less people for swimming, surfing, running, walking, and sitting; chairs, canopies and coolers are allowed; adherence to distancing and infection control protocols is required
  • Beach restrooms are open adhering to distancing and infection control protocols
  • Beach bike paths are open
  • No gatherings of any size outside household groups and day camps; no events or athletic competitions
  • Volleyball courts are closed
  • Parking lots are opened at limited capacity to ensure no overcrowding on the beach
  • Boardwalks and piers are open

For more information vist LA County beaches FAQ page.

May 22, 2020

Beach Bike Paths and Parking Lots

The opening of bike paths follows the May 13 announcement that County beaches would be available for active recreation. Allowable recreation activities now include swimming, surfing, running, walking, skating, and biking.  Beach bathrooms remain open, and beach parking lots at Dockweiler State Beach, Will Rogers State Beach, Zuma Beach, and Surfrider Beach will be open at partial capacity. Santa Monica lots are closed, as are most public beach lots in coastal communities.

Safety protocols and additional information about beach visits include:

  • #BYOM—Bring your own mask. Everyone needs a face covering while out of the water if there are other people nearby. Infants and children under the age of 2 should not wear cloth face coverings.
  • Practice physical distancing. Stay at least six feet away from other people who are not in your household. Avoid crowded areas or crowding around others at the beach.
  • Gatherings of any size or other events are not allowed on the beaches including athletic competitions, youth camps, or recreational programming.
  • Chairs, umbrellas, canopies, coolers, and grills are not allowed.
  • Piers, volleyball courts, and boardwalks are closed except for the purpose of customers accessing retailers curbside and doorside and essential businesses along the boardwalk.
  • Concessions and food vending are not allowed. Bring what you may need with you.

More information on LA County beaches and parking lots can be found at beaches.lacounty.gov.

Public Health Protocols for Reopening