Health Advisories Issued for Multiple San Diego Beaches Due to Elevated Bacteria Levels

In a recent update from San Diego County health officials, several beaches have been marked with water contact closures and advisories due to bacteria levels exceeding health standards. This information, crucial for the safety and well-being of residents and visitors, comes into effect starting Saturday, impacting popular coastal destinations across the county.

The closures target areas where the risk to public health is deemed significant, restricting water contact to prevent exposure to harmful bacteria. Among the affected locations, Coronado Shoreline has been closed from Avenida Lunar to North Beach, a stretch known for its picturesque views and sandy beaches.

Similarly, the Silver Strand Shoreline, from Carnation to Avenida Lunar, and Imperial Beach Shorelines, from the south end of Seacoast Drive to Carnation Avenue, have also been placed under closure.

Additionally, the Tijuana Slough Shoreline faces a closure that extends from the U.S./Mexico border, encompassing Border Field State Park and the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge, areas recognized for their unique ecosystems and biodiversity.

Beyond closures, San Diego County has issued water contact advisories for several other locations due to the presence of bacteria levels that pose a potential health risk.

These advisories are meant to caution residents and visitors about water contact, including the La Jolla Children’s Pool, a spot famous for its seal population, and Ocean Beach Dog Beach, known for its pet-friendly policies.

Mission Bay’s Campland Beachline and North Cove-Vacation Isle, along with San Diego Bay’s Tidelands Park Shoreline, are also under advisory. Further north, advisories extend to Oceanside, specifically from the San Luis Rey River outlet to 300 feet south, and Torrey Pines State Beach, encompassing the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Outlet area.

These advisories and closures are a response to tests indicating that the levels of bacteria in these areas surpass health standards, posing potential risks such as skin rashes, stomach illnesses, and other health issues to those exposed.

The county’s proactive measures aim to safeguard public health while efforts are made to address and mitigate the sources of contamination.

Residents and visitors seeking more information on the status of water quality at San Diego County beaches are encouraged to visit the dedicated website,

This online resource provides up-to-date details on closures and advisories, allowing the public to make informed decisions about their beach activities.

The health and safety of the community remain a top priority for San Diego County officials as they continue to monitor and address water quality issues across the region.

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