LA beaches announce reopening of swimming, boardwalks and piers

Posted at 4:39 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 19:39:32-04

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors announced the reopening of swimming, boardwalks, and piers to the public. Individuals and families can also now surf, walk and sit on the beaches.

As of Friday, the following is allowed at LA County beaches:

  • Individual or family ocean activities (such as surfing, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and body surfing)
  • Individual or family active recreation & exercise (such as walking, running and using the beach bike path)
  • Sunbathing, sitting and lying on sand
  • Picnicking
  • Chairs, canopies or coolers
  • Fishing

The following is still now allowed:

  • Beach volleyball
  • Other Group or organized sports
  • Gatherings or events

The department said that beach volleyball courts, RV parks and fire pits are still closed until further notice.
The LA County Health Officer has also imposed rules requiring social distancing and face coverings for all beach attendees.