Ocean water bacteria levels meet state health standards.
Ocean water is closed due to sewage contaminated water.
Report Issued: January 15, 2021 at 1:45 PM
Report is updated when a change of status occurs.
Updates by phone: (714) 433-6400
Ocean and bay waters are closed when an immediate health hazard is identified such as a sewage spill. Click a closure when displayed to see the location.
No ocean, harbor, or bay water closures are currently in effect.
Due to the Corona Virus (Covid-19) response measures, some beach areas in Orange County may have restrictions for use. For additional beach information, please refer to the links below:
Ocean and bay waters are posted with warning signs when bacterial levels in ocean or bay waters exceed health standards. Click a posting when displayed to see the location.
- 300 feet near the pedestrian bridge at the north end of Newport Dunes (posting reduced 12/18/20).
- 1000 feet at the swim area on the east side of Newport Dunes (posting expanded 1/5/21).
- 300 feet south of the boat dock on the west side of Newport Dunes (posted 1/12/21).
Ocean or bay water advisories are issued to alert the public of real or possible elevated bacteria levels associated with urban and storm runoff at outlets, such as storm drains, creeks and rivers that can impact ocean and bay waters. Click an advisory when displayed to see the outlet location where ocean bacterial levels have exceeded health standards in the mixing zone between the runoff and the receiving ocean water.
Long Term Warnings Due to Urban Runoff Impacts
Long term warnings occur at locations where bacterial levels consistently exceed health standards, usually from the impact of urban runoff. Click on a posting to see the location.
The Latest Water Quality Report
This report provides an updated analysis of bacteriological water quality data for Orange County’s recreational waters and includes data on sewage spills and related ocean, harbor and bay water closures.
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