Paradise Cove, Ramirez Creek

Malibu, California
Managed by LA Waterkeeper

Located off of Pacific Coast Highway in the heart of Malibu, Paradise cove is one of California’s premier beaches. Paradise Cove Beach Café sits right on the beach with delicious food available at indoor/outdoor dining areas. Cabanas and Lounges are available for rent. The Pier at Paradise Cove offers 360 degree views from Point Dume in the West to Palos Verdes in the South. Take a walk from the Beach Café and you will find beautiful bluffs, teeming tide pools, and secret caves. Paradise Cove is located just outside the Southern border of the Point Dume State Marine Reserve and is a great place to view wildlife including the occasional whale! Activities such as: surfing, stand-up paddling, swimming, kayaking, fishing and boating are common here. Parking costs $3 with restaurant validation for up to four hours. Without a validation or beyond four hours parking costs $30. Parking on PCH is available with a $10 walk-in fee.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . LA Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
21°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Paradise Cove, Ramirez Creek is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Beach water is tested either once a week or 5 days a week by the City of Los Angeles Environmental Monitoring Division (EMD), County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services (LACDHS), and Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD). Freshwater swimming holes, falls and creeks are tested by Council for Watershed Health (CWH) approximately once a week in the summer.

Sample results are emailed from EMD and CWH to LA Waterkeeper, who updates the swim status and information in Swim Guide.

In California, maximum levels for bacteria are established for recreational open beach waters. Single sample maximum levels are 104 Enterococcus /100 ml; and 400 fecal coliform/100 ml; and 10,000 total coliform /100 ml. In waters designated for contact recreation, the median fecal coliform density based on the five most recent samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 200/100 ml, Fecal and Enterococci density shall not exceed 35/100 ml. Monitoring frequency varies across jurisdictions, most popular beaches are often monitored 5 days a week.

In Los Angeles County bacteriological objectives for freshwater recreation are based on e.coli density. The 30 day geometric mean e.coli density shall not exceed 126/100ml and a single sample limit not to exceed 235/100ml.

Swimmers are advised not to swim within 100 feet of a flowing storm drain. Swimmers are also advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following a rain event in the area.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Paradise Cove, Ramirez Creek

Malibu, California
Managed by LA Waterkeeper

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . LA Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
21°C
Clear

Located off of Pacific Coast Highway in the heart of Malibu, Paradise cove is one of California’s premier beaches. Paradise Cove Beach Café sits right on the beach with delicious food available at indoor/outdoor dining areas. Cabanas and Lounges are available for rent. The Pier at Paradise Cove offers 360 degree views from Point Dume in the West to Palos Verdes in the South. Take a walk from the Beach Café and you will find beautiful bluffs, teeming tide pools, and secret caves. Paradise Cove is located just outside the Southern border of the Point Dume State Marine Reserve and is a great place to view wildlife including the occasional whale! Activities such as: surfing, stand-up paddling, swimming, kayaking, fishing and boating are common here. Parking costs $3 with restaurant validation for up to four hours. Without a validation or beyond four hours parking costs $30. Parking on PCH is available with a $10 walk-in fee.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Paradise Cove, Ramirez Creek is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Beach water is tested either once a week or 5 days a week by the City of Los Angeles Environmental Monitoring Division (EMD), County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services (LACDHS), and Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD). Freshwater swimming holes, falls and creeks are tested by Council for Watershed Health (CWH) approximately once a week in the summer.

Sample results are emailed from EMD and CWH to LA Waterkeeper, who updates the swim status and information in Swim Guide.

In California, maximum levels for bacteria are established for recreational open beach waters. Single sample maximum levels are 104 Enterococcus /100 ml; and 400 fecal coliform/100 ml; and 10,000 total coliform /100 ml. In waters designated for contact recreation, the median fecal coliform density based on the five most recent samples for any 30-day period shall not exceed 200/100 ml, Fecal and Enterococci density shall not exceed 35/100 ml. Monitoring frequency varies across jurisdictions, most popular beaches are often monitored 5 days a week.

In Los Angeles County bacteriological objectives for freshwater recreation are based on e.coli density. The 30 day geometric mean e.coli density shall not exceed 126/100ml and a single sample limit not to exceed 235/100ml.

Swimmers are advised not to swim within 100 feet of a flowing storm drain. Swimmers are also advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following a rain event in the area.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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