For Southern Californians opting to stay at home this Memorial Day weekend, a trip to the beach might be on the agenda. But health officials are urging residents to stay out of the water at several Los Angeles-area beaches.
The ocean water use warnings were issued after tests concluded that bacterial levels in the water exceeded health standards, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Thursday.
Officials are encouraging beachgoers to avoid swimming, surfing and playing in the ocean water at the following locations:
- Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach
- Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu
- Latigo Shore Drive in Malibu
- Escondido Creek at Escondido State Beach
- Marie Canyon Storm Drain at Puerco Beach
- Las Flores Creek at Las Flores State Beach
- Pena Creek at Las Tunas County Beach
- Santa Monica Canyon Creek at Will Rogers State Beach
- Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica
- Pico-Kenter storm drain at Santa Monica Beach
- Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey
More information about water quality at local L.A. beaches, along with an interactive map, can be found on the L.A. County Public Health website.