California Allows Most Orange County Beaches Open May 5 2020

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The State of California Allows Most Orange County Beaches to reopen for Active Use on May 5 2020.

All Orange County Beaches that are opened are for Active Use Only.
Parking may be limited and Restrooms may be closed.

Active Beach Recreation Allowed

Walking ACTIVE RECREATION PERMITTED BEACH ACTIVITIES (including, but not limited to):

Ocean recreation: swimming, paddle boarding, surfing, bodyboarding, skim boarding, kayaking
Physical activity which keeps individuals in non-stationary active motion

Non Permitted Beach Activities

Beach towels, blankets, easy-ups, tents, umbrellas, etc.- items used for settling in place
Sitting or lying on beach
Setting up chairs and staying in place

California Reopens Some Orange County Beaches May 2020

Dana Point Reopening Some Beaches May 5 2020

Active Beach Use at Dana Cove Beach and Tidepools
Active Beach Use at Doheny State Beach

Doheny State Beach Reopens May 5 2020

Active Beach use Allowed.
Walking or Biking allowed.
No Parking.
Physical Distancing.

The County of Orange is working with The State of California to reopen Salt Creek Beach/Strands Beach/Capo Beach in Dana Point in the near future.

Laguna Beach Reopens Beaches May 5 2020

Active Beach Use During 6:00am-10:00am
Laguna Beach Beaches Closed on Weekends
Laguna Beach City Parks Remain Closed

San Clemente Reopens Beaches May 4 2020
Active Beach Use Only
Parking Lots and Restrooms Closed

San Clemente Pier Reopens May 5 2020
San Clemente Pier Active Use Only

Huntington Beach Reopens May 5 2020

Active Recreational Use Permitted between 5:00am-10:00pm
Biking on Bike Path is allowed
PCH Parking Meters Can be used
Huntington Beach Pier Closed
Huntington Harbor Connected Channels Active Use Allowed
Huntington Harbor Beaches and Sunset Beach Closed
Huntington State Beach and Bolsa Chica Beach Open For Active Use

Seal Beach Beach In Motion Plan Starts May 11 2020

Active Beach Use Permitted with from Sunrise to Sunset on Mondays thru Thursdays
Seal Beach Beaches will close on Thursday at Sunset and Reopen on Monday at Sunrise

Newport Beach May 6 2020

Active Recreational Use
Beaches Open at 6:00am to 10:00pm Seven Days A Week
Beach Parking Lots Closed
Newport Harbor remains open for all normally allowed water activities
The City’s 16 tennis courts will be available for singles play only

California Decision to Close Orange County Beaches History

The California Orange County Beach closures targeted the beaches that experienced high crowds during The April 24 2020-April 26 2020 weekend.
The Governor stated that, “If we set back the clock and delay our reopening as an economy, I don’t want to delay our reopening. The only way to delay it is more weekends like last weekend in the next few weeks.”

Additional Information

Newport Beach Partial Reopening of Beaches May 6 2020

The City of Dana Point Reopening Beaches May 5 2020 Press Release

Seal Beach Beach in Motion Plan Approved on May 5 2020

Seal Beach Plan for Phased Reopening of City Beaches and Coastal Accessways May 1 2020

Surf City Beaches Reopened For Active Recreation May 5 2020

California State Parks COVID-19 Resource Center

Laguna Beach Planed Phased Reopening of City Beaches and Coastal AccessWays May 1 2020

Laguna Beach Reopening Beaches Phase 1 May 4 2020 Press Release

City of San Clemente Reopening Beaches Plan May 2 2020

California Allows San Clemente Beaches To Reopen May 4 2020

California Announces Western States Pact

California Department of Public Health (COVID-19) Information is Online

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (COVID-19) Information is Online

World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Online Site

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