Local families planning a trip to the beach this summer might be interested to know what they can expect in terms of cleanliness and water pollution at local beaches in the Los Angeles area and surrounding counties.
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The report card grades water pollution levels at beaches stretching from Washington to Southern California.
The report card has also created a beach “Honor Roll,” noting those beaches that received a perfect score, an A plus for all seasons and dry and wet weather.
Beaches to avoid were put on the “Beach Bummer” list.
The following nearby beaches received honor grades for their water quality, out of 35 in the state.
Los Angeles County
- Leo Carillo Beach at Arroyo Sequit Creek mouth
- Zuma Beach at Zuma Creek mouth
- Las Tunas County Beach at Pena Creek
- Hermosa City Beach at 26th Street
- Palos Verdes (Bluff) Cove
- Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
- Cabrillo Beach
- Surfside Beach
- Balboa Beach
- El Moro Beach
- Blue Lagoon
- Camel Point
- Laguna Lido Beach
- 9th Street 1000 Steps Beach
- San Clemente Trafalgar Canyon
- Oil Piers Beach
- Surfer’s Knoll
- Oxnard Beach Park at Falkirk Avenue and Starfish Drive
- Hollywood Beach at Los Robles Street
- Ormond Beach
Santa Barbara County
- Guadalupe Dunes
For more information about beach cleanliness and water quality, visit the Heal the Bay website or download their free Beach Report Card app from iTunes, which offers weekly updates on water quality and health risks for West Coast beaches.
CBS News contributed to this report.
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Source: Santa Clarita News