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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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