During the COVID-19 outbreak many beaches in California are closed. Check with local authorities about the status of beaches in your area.
Conditions along the coast can vary greatly from day to day. Always check with local officials that the conditions at the beach are safe for your planned acitivities. Learn more about Ocean Safety below.
California State Parks and Recreation cautions that "large surf, cold water temperatures, backwash, sudden drop-offs,
pounding shorebreak, and dangerous rip currents can turn what seem like safe activities such as
playing near the surf line, wading, or climbing on rock outcroppings, deadly."
Learn more about ocean safety at CA State Parks: Ocean Safety