Beach Warnings for Los Angeles County September 21, 2023 Warnings for SM Pier, Topanga, Marina del Rey

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters:


Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey

The entire swim area.

Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica

Will Rogers State Beach

100 yards up and down the coast from the pier.

Sweetwater Canyon Storm Drain at Carbon Canyon Beach

The entire swim area.

Marie Canyon Storm Drain at Puerco Beach

100 yards up and down the coast from the public access steps.

Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu

100 yards up and down the coast from the lagoon.

These warnings have been issued due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.

Recorded information on beach conditions is available 24- hours a day on the County's beach closure hotline: 1-800- 525-5662. To view the map of impacted locations and for more information, please visit


Reader Comments(1)

UnidosLegales writes:

As a devoted resident and avid beach lover, hearing about the beach warnings in Los Angeles County due to elevated bacterial levels is certainly disheartening. Our beaches are not just places of leisure; they are an integral part of our community’s identity. It’s alarming to think that the water, which brings us so much joy, could pose a risk to our health. This situation emphasizes the need for greater awareness and community efforts to protect our beaches.