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Ventura, Santa Barbara County Beaches Get High Marks For Water Quality

West Beach In Santa Barbara

Memorial Day Weekend means going to the beach for many of us, but how clean is the water along the Central and South Coasts?

Heal The Bay released its annual beach report card, and the outlook for summer beach going is excellent. 40 beaches in Ventura County got A pluses, or A’s, while 17 in Santa Barbara County all got A pluses.

Some of the local beach didn’t fare as well during winter, when polluted storm runoff affects ocean water quality. But, for this holiday weekend, the water is fine.