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Bacteria warning issued for 18 beaches in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is warning residents not to swim, surf and play in ocean water at 18 area beaches on Thursday, June 27, due to high bacteria warnings.

The warning applies to the following beaches:

  • Santa Monica Canyon Creek at Will Rogers State Beach (near Will Rogers Tower 18, 100 yards along the shore from the creek)
  • Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu (100 yards along the coast from the lagoon)
  • Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey (entire swimming area)
  • Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach (100 yards along the shore from the public restrooms)
  • Santa Monica Pier (100 yards along the shore from the pier)
  • Trancas Creek at Zuma Beach (100 meters along the coast from the creek)
  • Malibu Pier (100 yards along the shore from the pier)
  • Inner Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro (entire swimming area)
  • Escondido Creek at Escondido State Beach (entire swimming area)
  • Dockweiler State Beach (Westchester Storm Drain, 350 feet along the coast from the storm drain)
  • Santa Monica Beach (Pico-Kenter storm drain, Santa Monica South Tower 20, 350 feet up and down the coast from the storm drain)
  • Walnut Creek at Paradise Cove (entire swimming area)
  • Solstice Creek at Dan Blocker County Beach (entire swimming area)
  • Puerco Beach (Marie Canyon Storm Drain, 100 yards along the coast from the public access stairs)
  • Carbon Canyon Beach (Sweetwater Canyon Storm Drain, entire swimming area)
  • Topanga County Beach (Castlerock Storm Drain, Entire Swimming Area)
  • Latigo Shore Drive in Malibu (100 meters along the coast from the public access stairs)
  • Ramirez Creek at Paradise Cove (100 yards along shore from Paradise Cove Pier)

Information about beach conditions is available 24 hours a day through the county’s beach closure hotline at 1-800-525-5662.

A map of affected locations and more information can be found here.

Heal the Bay also produces a weekly beach report, in which more than 700 beaches along the coast are rated A through F based on the number of bacteria found in the water.