LA Department of Public Health 

Beach Warnings for Los Angeles County September 22, 2023

Warnings for SM Pier, Marina del Rey, San Pedro - many other beaches cleared


September 25, 2023

Alyssa Erdley

Bacteria levels in runoff water produced large amounts of algae here at the beach in Topanga

September 22, 2023

Ocean Water Use Warning for Los Angeles County Beaches

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:


Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey

The entire swim area.

Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica

100 yards up and down the coast from the pier.

Inner Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro

Alyssa Erdley

Will Rogers State Beach

Avoid water contact at the swim area.

These warnings have been issued due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.


Sweetwater Canyon Storm Drain at Carbon Canyon Beach

Marie Canyon Storm Drain at Puerco Beach

Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu

Warnings have been lifted for the following beach areas where recent sample results identified water quality levels within State standards.

Recorded information on beach conditions is available 24- hours a day on the County's beach closure hotline: 1-800- 525-5662. To view the map of impacted locations and for more information, please visit


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