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Heal The Bay Beach Report Card Valuable Resource For Vacationing Families

Local families planning a trip to the beach this summer might be interested to know what they can expect in terms of cleanliness and water pollution at local beaches in the Los Angeles area and surrounding counties.

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Heal the Bay, a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping southern California's coastal waters safe, healthy and clean, recently released their annual Beach Report Card.

The report card grades water pollution levels at beaches stretching from Washington to Southern California.

The report card has also created a beach “Honor Roll,” noting those beaches that received a perfect score, an A plus for all seasons and dry and wet weather.

Beaches to avoid were put on the “Beach Bummer” list.

The following nearby beaches received honor grades for their water quality, out of 35 in the state.

Los Angeles County

  • Leo Carillo Beach at Arroyo Sequit Creek mouth
  • Zuma Beach at Zuma Creek mouth
  • Las Tunas County Beach at Pena Creek
  • Hermosa City Beach at 26th Street
  • Palos Verdes (Bluff) Cove
  • Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
  • Cabrillo Beach

Orange County

  • Surfside Beach
  • Balboa Beach
  • El Moro Beach
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Camel Point
  • Laguna Lido Beach
  • 9th Street 1000 Steps Beach
  • San Clemente Trafalgar Canyon

Ventura County

  • Oil Piers Beach
  • Surfer’s Knoll
  • Oxnard Beach Park at Falkirk Avenue and Starfish Drive
  • Hollywood Beach at Los Robles Street
  • Ormond Beach

Santa Barbara County

  • Guadalupe Dunes

For more information about beach cleanliness and water quality, visit the Heal the Bay website or download their free Beach Report Card app from iTunes, which offers weekly updates on water quality and health risks for West Coast beaches.

CBS News contributed to this report.

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Heal The Bay Beach Report Card Valuable Resource For Vacationing Families

Article: Heal The Bay Beach Report Card Valuable Resource For Vacationing Families
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Newsroom