The State Coastal Commission today ordered the owners of a chunk of coastal land on the Central Coast to take down fencing that’s blocked public access to a popular trail.
Meeting in Ventura, commissioners called the fencing on the Avila Beach property at Pirate’s Cove a flagrant violation of the law.
The owners say they fenced the land because of concern about public safety, and offered to establish alternative trails.
The cove has been a popular spot for visitors for decades.
The commission ruled that the fencing amounted to unpermited coastal development.