dog-friendly California Beach Update - Week of May, 18, 2020

California Beach Status Update – Week of May 18, 2020

Photo thanks to: #thedoodlemafia
Photo thanks to: #thedoodlemafia
As summer approaches, so does beach season. However, this year looks strangely different due to Covid-19. Many of the 1,500 beaches in 15 coastal counties have temporary beach and parking lot closures. While some beaches are open in every county, no counties have all beaches fully open and operating. Check out the full county by county list.

The California Coastal Commission, which oversees the coastal zone, is allowing county and local officials to provide guidance as to restrictions, with the goal of “limiting exposure through social distancing, wearing masks and gloves as needed and not participating in group activities.”

The commission goes on to say that “at the same time, as recreational beach and coastal access play important roles in maintaining mental and emotional health, public agencies and local governments should strongly consider maintaining access to such public spaces where rules are followed and there is no obvious increased risk to public health.”

Stay healthy!

Check out the latest county by county list of beach restrictions as of May 15, 2020.

Check out’s California Coastal Beaches guide and stories.

Posted on: May 15, 2020

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