Ocean water bacteria levels meet state health standards.

Ocean water bacteria levels exceed state health standards and may cause illness. More Information

Ocean water is closed due to sewage or contaminated water.

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Ocean and bay waters are closed when an immediate health hazard is identified. Click a closure when displayed to see the location.

In response to the coastal oil spill that occurred on Saturday, October 2, 2021, the HCA, in coordination with local, state, and federal authorities, continues to monitor the situation and the shoreline clean-up is in progress. The public can expect to see Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Teams and work crews equipped in protective gear, monitoring, inspecting, and cleaning the beaches to ensure that appropriate cleanup actions are taken. For your safety, the public is advised to avoid any contact with visible oil and tar balls on the beaches. If you do see oil or tar balls on the beach, please contact beach clean-up teams at The following links are updated with beach closure and advisory information.

Spill Response Links:

Unified Command Southern California Spill Response
OC Parks – Orange County Beaches
City of Seal Beach
City of Huntington Beach
City of Newport Beach
City of Laguna Beach
City of Dana Point
City of San Clemente

OC Health Care Agency issues Health Advisory for residents exposed to oil contaminants. ( October 3, 2021)
County Health Officer on Local Oil Spill – Health Advisory #3 (October 14,2021)

Sewage Spill Closures:

No ocean, harbor, or bay water closures are currently in effect.



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.

Huntington State Beach – 500 feet upcoast and 500 feet downcoast of Magnolia Street (posted 11/24/21).

Newport Bay:



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.

No ocean, harbor, or bay water posted advisory warnings are currently in effect.

The Environmental Health staff advises swimmers that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters adjacent to storm drains, creeks and rivers. Swimmers should avoid coastal waters impacted by discharging storm drains creeks and rivers, and beach users should avoid contact with any runoff on the beach during dry or wet weather conditions.

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.

Newport Bay – Harbor Tower Marina at Pacific Coast Highway and Newport Blvd. (posted 5/6/1999)

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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