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 contaminated water.

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Report Issued:  October 23, 2020 at 12:10 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.

Newport Bay – 500 feet north and 500 feet south of the boat dock on the west side of Newport Dunes (expanded 10/22/20).

Dana Point Harbor – All of Baby Beach (posting expanded 10/7/20).

San Clemente – 150 feet upcoast and 150 feet downcoast of Pico Drain at the north end of North Beach (reduced 10/15/20).



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 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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