LA Beaches Open

Los Angeles County’s four-phase reopening

By Sam Catanzaro

Los Angeles County has reopened beaches, but slowly with restrictions in place to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Under an LA County plan, beaches will open in four stages, according to the Daily Breeze and the Los Angeles Times.

On Wednesday, May 13, the first phase of beach openings will begin.

Phase one will allow surfing, swimming, paddleboarding by opening the water while also opening the shoreline walking and running. Activities such as sunbathing and congregating in groups and items such as chairs and coolers will not be allowed on beaches during the first phase. In addition, beach parking lots will remain closed.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors told the Times that this first phase is expected to last around six weeks, but could be longer or shorter depending on the public response and the status of COVID-19.

Phase two would open the beach to sunbathers and family groups under 10 people. Visitors on the beach would be required to wear masks. Beach parking lots would open in a limited capacity during the second phase. Items such as coolers, chairs and canopies would be allowed.

According to the Times, under phase two, piers and most boardwalks would remain closed but the 22-mile Marvin Braude Bike Trail would reopen.

Phase three would allow beach gatherings of 30 people, allowing for youth camps to take place. Athletic events and competitions would not be permitted under phase three. Parking lot capacity would also be increased.

The fourth phase would see the county returns to normal beach operations.

The county did note to the Times that there is a possibility that beaches would be shut down on the Fourth of July to prevent unmanageable crowds.

Palisades News has reached out to the Department of Beaches & Harbors to confirm this information but the Department could not immediately be reached. This article will be updated once a response has been received.

in Health, News
Related Posts

Palisades Now Included in Los Angeles Curfew

May 31, 2020

May 31, 2020

Protests against the police killing of George Floyd continue By Sam Catanzaro A City of Los Angeles curfew has been...

Food Processor Stolen From Car

May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

Palisades Crime Update: Submitted by LAPD Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore Among recent Pacific Palisades crimes was a burglary in...

Westside neighborhoods not filing census? Palisades Today – May, 28, 2020

May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

All your local news, events and happenings in under 5 minutes. * Westside neighborhoods not filing census? * Churches and...

Pacific Palisades Father Pleads Guilty to Trying to Get His Son Into Georgetown

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

Peter Dameris is 25th parent to plead guilty in college admission scandal By Toi Creel A Pacific Palisade man is...

Video: Expanding Outdoor Dining?

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

Local restaurants may soon be able to expand operations into parking lots and the sidewalk. Learn more in this video...

Pali High votes to receive $4.6 Million in PPP Loan: Palisades Today – May, 26, 2020

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

All your local news, events and happenings in under 5 minutes. * Pali High votes to receive $4.6 Million in...

County Suspends Junior Lifeguards

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

COVID-19 health concerns put program on hold for 2020 By Toi Creel The Los Angeles County Fire Department Junior Lifeguard...

Fire Breaks Out Near Boy Scout Camp

May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020

Over 60 LAFD crew members put out fire that breaks out Sunday evening By Sam Catanzaro The Los Angeles Fire...

Hiker Rescued in Pacific Palisades

May 23, 2020

May 23, 2020

Hiker rescued by helicopter at Temescal By Sam Catanzaro The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) conducted an aerial rescue of...

Beach Bike Path Reopens

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

Supervisors Janice Hahn, Sheila Kuehl announce opening in Facebook posts By Sam Catanzaro The beach bike path is now reopened,...

Pali recreation center reopens tennis courts: Palisades Today – May, 21, 2020

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

All your local news, events and happenings in under 5 minutes. * Pali recreation center reopens tennis courts.* Hikers rescued...

Car Crashes Into Pole on Sunset Boulevard

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

Incident under investigation by LAPD By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles police are investigating an incident in which a driver collided...

County Officials Set Reopening Goal of July 4th

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

County: 3/4 of unemployment claims are from those making less than $50,000 By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County officials are...

Video: Palisades MLB Brothers Give Back

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

Two Westside brothers, both professional baseball players, are giving back to local first responders COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more in this...

Palisades Homeless Shelter Not to Be Used

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

City of Los Angeles ramping down emergency homeless shelter program By Sam Catanzaro An emergency homeless shelter slated for the...