Santa Monica Beach at Santa Monica Canyon

Los Angles, California
Administrado por LA Waterkeeper

Great for swimming, snorkeling, and paddle boarding there is a concession stand, picnic tables, and sand volleyball courts. The south bay bicycle path extends 19.1 miles from Will Roger’s beach to Torrance Beach. Given its central location to Los Angeles you can often find film crews taking advantage of this beautiful location. It is a typical flat California beach with lots of sand. Considered Los Angeles’ unofficial gay beach, it's been popular with the LGBT community since the 1950's. There are ample paid parking lots and limited on street parking. The western/northern most point begins at the intersection Temescal Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway and extends east/south to just west of the intersection Chautauqua Boulevard and PCH.

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • No data available
  • Estado Actual
  • 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
24°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

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

Santa Monica Beach at Santa Monica Canyon

Los Angles, California
Administrado por LA Waterkeeper

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • No data available
  • Estado Actual
  • 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
24°C
Clear and sunny

Great for swimming, snorkeling, and paddle boarding there is a concession stand, picnic tables, and sand volleyball courts. The south bay bicycle path extends 19.1 miles from Will Roger’s beach to Torrance Beach. Given its central location to Los Angeles you can often find film crews taking advantage of this beautiful location. It is a typical flat California beach with lots of sand. Considered Los Angeles’ unofficial gay beach, it's been popular with the LGBT community since the 1950's. There are ample paid parking lots and limited on street parking. The western/northern most point begins at the intersection Temescal Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway and extends east/south to just west of the intersection Chautauqua Boulevard and PCH.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

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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