L.A. County Beaches Report Card: Interactive Map

How did your favorite beach score?

The following is a water quality report from July 29 to Aug. 29 compiled from data courtesy of Heal the Bay, a nonprofit environmental group.

Grades are based on an A to F scale. Grades indicate the likelihood of swimmers becoming ill. Water samples are analyzed for bacteria – enterococcus, total and fecal coliforms. The report does not measure the amount of trash or toxins found at local beaches.

Dark Blue Marker = A+

Light Blue Marker = A

Green Marker = B

Yellow Marker = C

Pink = D

Red Marker = F

Purple Marker = No sample taken

sean hollenbeck August 25, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Hey all. We need to collect the junk from the corner of mindanao & admirality. Basin g @ s.e. corner. A natural catch debris spot, easy to vacuum up!
Lars Rosenblad September 01, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Why is Alamitos Bay getting F's and D's the past two weeks?
Cece Stein September 01, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Does anyone on the Malibu City Council have the slighest concerns about the continuing failing beach grades 50 yrds south of the Malibu Pier? The City Council was so up in arms about the possiblility of the Lagoon dewatering discharges affecting Public Health Concerns but does not seem concerned about investigating documented evidence of pollution just yrds away from one of the most famous surf spots in the world. Surfers are still getting staph, as well as other serious infections at Surfrider. I guess if pollution doesn't come from the Lagoon Restoration Project it is okay for pollution to spew into the ocean?
John Vaughan September 01, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Does anyone know where to find test results for toxins and anything else not good for children to be exposed to through swimming at our local beaches, that are not included in the Heal the bay tests for bacteria?
Karen May 14, 2013 at 07:16 PM
Hi, we have noticed the oil becoming more dense on the sands of Playa Del Rey, is there a clean-up happening before the upcoming peak summer months? Much of the sand is black from oil, and we get oil clumps stuck to our feet so we have to wear disposable old socks :-( Is Chevron refinery responsible for the oil, can we force them to clean-up?


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