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San Diego beaches have began to open up-- with restrictions.

San Diego begins reopening beaches: all you need to know

May 9, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many beaches were closed to prevent the spread of the pandemic. Access to specific beaches in San Diego went into effect at sunrise on Monday, April 27th.

Many more beaches county-wide will continue to reopen, but here’s a list of all the ones currently available to the public. For now, beaches currently opened all have some sort of restrictions limiting given activities one can engage in. 

 

Encinitas

Beaches open for limited use: Moonlight

What is allowed: walking and running, swimming, surfing, kayaking, and paddling in the ocean.

What isn’t allowed: engaging in gatherings, standing, sitting or lying down, stopping together, or having access to parking lots along Coast Highway. 

 

Solana Beach

Beaches open as of Monday, May 4

What is allowed: Water activity (including swimming, surfing, paddling, and kayaking) in designated Exercise Only Zones. 

What isn’t allowed: Gatherings or stopping of any kind, games and sports.

*Access to Fletcher Cove park and parking lot will be denied, as well as access to showers and restrooms. 

 

Carlsbad

Beaches open

What is allowed: walking and running, swimming, surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling and scuba diving from the shore, and kayaking at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon entrances. Fishing permitted from kayak or boat. 

What isn’t allowed: gatherings of any kind, sports, sitting or standing, umbrellas, BBQ’s, and staying in any stationary way.

*City owned parks have reopened for limited use: Alga Norte Community Park, Cadencia Park, Cannon Park, Hidden Canyon Community Park, Hosp Grove Park, Laguna Riviera Park, Maxton Brown Park, Pine Avenue Community Park, Stagecoach Community Park, Aviara Community Park, Calavera Hills Community Park, Frazee/Tamarack Upper Picnic Areas, Holiday Park, La Costa Canyon Park, Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, Magee Park, Poinsettia Community Park.

 

Del Mar

Beaches open as of Monday, May 4

What is allowed: walking and running, swimming, and surfing. Follow a “keep it moving” rule. 

What isn’t allowed: stationary activities, beach games such as volleyball, football, Frisbee, soccer, yoga, stretching and calisthenics.

*Parking lots will remain closed, and summer dog rules still apply. 

 

Oceanside

Beaches open

What is allowed: running, walking, swimming, surfing, kayaking, and paddling (from safe distances.)

What isn’t allowed: gatherings, group games or workouts, sitting or lying down in a stationary spot, boating, access to pier or amphitheater, and parking lots are closed. 

 

Coronado

Beaches open from 6am to 6 pm daily

What is allowed: walking and running on the beach, swimming, surfing, single person paddling and kayaking in the ocean

What isn’t allowed: Lying on the sand, gathering in groups of any size, using firepits, parking lots, loitering

 

City of San Diego

Beaches open

What is allowed: walking and running on the beach, swimming, surfing, (not allowed on San Diego Bay) single-person paddling and kayaking

What isn’t allowed: Stopping, access to boardwalks and piers, lying down on beach, gatherings of any kind, and access to parking lots and Fiesta Island

 

For information about San Diego parks, click this link

For information about San Diego state parks, click this link

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