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These Are The Dirtiest & Cleanest Beaches In California

Today, Heal the Bay released their annual "report card" on where the cleanest and dirtiest beaches are in California.

The "report card" grade tested about 700 beaches and was based on bacterial pollution. Some California beaches were impacted negatively due to major spills over the past year, but surprisingly 51 beaches made it to the "Honor Roll" list which is more compared to last years 35. Before you plan your next beach day trip, you might want to check out the cleanest and dirtiest list of California beaches below.

Dirtiest Beaches

  1. Erckenbrack Park, San Mateo County
  2. Marlin Park, San Mateo County
  3. Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles County
  4. Marina del Rey Mother’s Beach at lifeguard tower, Los Angeles County
  5. Moonstone County Park, Humboldt County
  6. Newport Bay, Vaughn’s Launch, Orange County
  7. Lakeshore Park, San Mateo County
  8. Marina del Rey Mother’s Beach, between lifeguard tower and boat dock, Los Angeles County
  9. Tijuana Slough, North of Tijuana River Mouth, San Diego County

Cleanest Beaches

*Los Angeles County*

  1. Venice City Beach, at Brooks Ave. drain
  2. Rancho Palos Verdes, Long Point
  3. Royal Palms State Beach Los Angeles
  4. Palos Verdes Estates, at Malaga Cove trail outlet
  5. Las Tunas County Beach, at Pena Creek
  6. Nicholas Beach, at San Nicholas Canyon Creek

*Orange County*

  1. Dana Point Harbor Youth Dock
  2. Dana Point Harbor Guest Dock
  3. Poche Beach
  4. Doheny Beach
  5. Doheny State Beach, End of the Park
  6. Doheny State Beach, at Last Campground
  7. Corona Del Mar
  8. Crystal Cove
  9. Marine Science Institute Beach
  10. Dana Point, Capistrano County Beach
  11. Doheny State Beach, Pedestrian Bridge
  12. Dana Strands Beach
  13. Huntington City Beach, at 17th Street
  14. Bolsa Chica Reserve, at Flood Gates
  15. Surfside Beach, at Sea Way
  16. San Clemente, at Avenida Calafia
  17. Salt Creek Beach
  18. Laguna Lido
  19. Treasure Island

Go to KTLA 5 for more information including San Diego County, Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County beaches.

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