Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and Dana Point are cleared to reopen, in addition to Laguna Beach and San Clemente.
After a tumultuous week, state authorities have given a number of Orange County beaches the go-ahead to reopen. Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and Dana Point will be allowed to reopen with tighter restrictions, officials announced. This comes shortly after Laguna Beach and San Clemente were given approval to reopen Monday.
California National Resources Agency reported that plans submitted by the 3 additional cities met state requirements and aligned with the broader plans.
Restrictions (according to city announcements)
The Huntington Beach coastline will be open (excluding Huntington Harbor’s beach areas) from 5 am to 10 pm daily for active recreational purposes only. This includes surfing, swimming, running, biking, and walking. All beachgoers must comply with physical distancing protocols at all times.
Laguna Beach will only be open during weekdays, from 6am to 10am.
San Clemente will only allow only active use of the beach. All keep restrooms and parking lots will remain closed.
Dana Point, Doheny State Beach, and Dana Cove Beach have opened for recreational activities only.
Note: Capistrano, Salt Creek, and Strands beaches will remain closed.
These changes follow ‘hard closure’ by Governor Gavin Newsom just a week ago, indicating that measures could change rapidly according to risks involved and outcomes.
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