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Public Beaches: Beach Water Quality

Published on . Last modified on June 10, 2016

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 7/19/2016 SAN CARLOS BEACH IS UNDER ADVISORY. BACTERIA LEVELS HAVE EXCEEDED HEALTH GUIDELINES. THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED NOT TO HAVE OCEAN WATER CONTACT AT THIS TIME. ALL OTHER BEACHES ARE OPEN WITHOUT RESTRICTION.

 

Individual beach Information

asilomarbeach

Asilomar Beach

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Monterey State Beach

Monterey State Beach

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Carmel Beach At Ocean Avenue

Carmel Beach At Ocean Avenue

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San Carlos Beach

San Carlos Beach

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Lovers Point

Lovers Point

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Spanish Bay

Spanish Bay

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Monterey Municipal Beach

Monterey Municipal Beach At The Wharf

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Stillwater Cove

Stillwater Cove

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