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Most Central, South Coast Beaches Open, But With Coronavirus Related Restrictions


Coronavirus concerns continue to have big impacts on beachgoing this weekend on the Central and South Coasts.  There are some major new parking restrictions in effect to discourage out-of-town visitors. 

In Ventura County, beaches are open to walking, running, swimming, and surfing. But they continue to remain closed to sitting or sunbathing.

The Pacific Coast Highway from Point Mugu State Beach to the Los Angeles County line is now closed to parking, as are the beaches in that area. The stretch of the PCH is now marked with no parking signs, with cones in many spots.

Santa Barbara County beaches are open, but social distancing is mandatory. Parking has also been shut down in many areas of the county to help prevent beach crowding.