PUBLIC BEACHES: Beach Water Quality
Contact with contaminated ocean water may cause illness.
For the latest information about beach postings or closures based on the most recent bacteriological test information, call the Beach Condition Hotline 1-800-347-6363.
Do not swim in or have contact with water coming from storm drains. Such water may be contaminated with bacteria, viruses, protozoa, or chemicals, and contact with storm drain water may cause illness. Do not enter water after rainstorms as bacterial levels increase with the increased runoff into the bay.
Beaches are sampled Monthly from November to April, then weekly between April 1 and October 31 of each calendar year.
AS OF 6/25//2014 ASILOMAR BEACH IS OPEN WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS.
AS OF 7/25/2014 SPANISH BAY IS OPEN WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS.
AS OF 7/25//2014 SAN CARLOS BEACH IS OPEN WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS.
AS OF76/25/2014 THE BEACH AT MONTEREY STATE BEACH IS OPEN WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS.
AS OF 7/25/2014 MONTEREY MUNICIPAL BEACH IS OPEN WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS.
AS OF 7/25//2014 LOVERS POINT IS UNDER ADVISORY. BACTERIA LEVELS HAVE EXCEEDED HEALTH GUIDELINES. THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED NOT TO HAVE OCEAN WATER CONTACT AT THIS TIME.
AS OF 7/25/2014 CARMEL BEACH AT OCEAN AVENUE IS OPEN WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS.
One way the public is notified about a Beach Advisory is by the use of posted signs along the approaches to the beach. You can learn here what the different signs look like and what they mean...