Will Rogers State Beach at Pulga Canyon

Los Angeles, California
Managed by LA Waterkeeper

The beach is named after the actor Will Rogers, known for his tagline, "I never met a man I didn't like." In the 1920s, Rogers bought the land and developed a ranch along the coast. He owned 186 acres along the coast in what is now Pacific Palisades. Rogers died in a plane crash in 1935, when his widow, Betty, died in 1944, the ranch became a state park. The beach extends one and three quarters miles along the coast. It has many facilities, including volleyball courts, gymnastic equipment, restrooms, a playground, and a bike path. Surf is gentle and perfect for swimmers and beginning surfers. You can also paddle board and there is a launch ramp for kayakers. There are ample paid parking lots and limited on street parking. It is located next to the original world famous Gladstone’s restaurant. The western/northern most point begins at the intersection Porto Marina and PCH and extends east/south to just west of the intersection Chautauqua Boulevard and PCH.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on December 4th, 2017. 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
20°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Will Rogers State Beach at Pulga Canyon is not sampled

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

Will Rogers State Beach at Pulga Canyon

Los Angeles, California
Managed by LA Waterkeeper

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on December 4th, 2017. 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
20°C
Clear

The beach is named after the actor Will Rogers, known for his tagline, "I never met a man I didn't like." In the 1920s, Rogers bought the land and developed a ranch along the coast. He owned 186 acres along the coast in what is now Pacific Palisades. Rogers died in a plane crash in 1935, when his widow, Betty, died in 1944, the ranch became a state park. The beach extends one and three quarters miles along the coast. It has many facilities, including volleyball courts, gymnastic equipment, restrooms, a playground, and a bike path. Surf is gentle and perfect for swimmers and beginning surfers. You can also paddle board and there is a launch ramp for kayakers. There are ample paid parking lots and limited on street parking. It is located next to the original world famous Gladstone’s restaurant. The western/northern most point begins at the intersection Porto Marina and PCH and extends east/south to just west of the intersection Chautauqua Boulevard and PCH.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Will Rogers State Beach at Pulga Canyon is not sampled

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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