Ocean water bacteria levels meet state health standards.
Ocean water is closed due to sewage or contaminated water.
The information reported on this site is updated when a change of status occurs.
For the most accurate and up-to date information, please refresh the page frequently.
Updates by phone: (714) 645-0099
Ocean and bay waters are closed when an immediate health hazard is identified. Click a closure when displayed to see the location.
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.
Newport Slough – Lancaster Street at 61st Street at the Newport Slough (posted on 6/8/2023)
- Garnet Avenue Beach on the south side of Balboa Island (posted on 5/23/2023)
- Bayside Drive Beach (posted on 6/6/2023)
- From 500 feet upcoast of the Monarch Bay Club at Monarch Beach to 500 feet downcoast of the Salt Creek at Salt Creek Beach (posted on 5/31/2023)
- From 500 feet upcoast of the San Juan Creek to 500 feet downcoast of the fence at the downcoast side of the San Juan Creek at Doheny State Beach (updated on 5/23/2023)
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.
Poche County Beach – 75 feet upcoast and 75 downcoast of the Poche Creek at Poche Beach (posted on 5/26/2023)
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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