Ave De La Playa


The San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park spans 6,000 acres (24 km2) of ocean bottom and tidelands. The park has become a popular destination for snorkelers and scuba divers. The park was created by the City of San Diego in 1970 and actually has two other parks within it: the Ecological Reserve and the Marine Life Refuge.

Within the underwater park are two artificial reefs, created to attract and enhance marine life. The first was built in 1964 with Santa Catalina quarry rock dumped in 70 feet (21 m) of water near Scripps Canyon. The second was started in 1975 and is located at a depth of 40 feet (12 m) just offshore from Black's Beach.

From La Jolla Shores, the ocean bottom slopes gently out to sea. The reefs keep the waves minimal, making this an entry point for divers and kayakers. Kelp beds on the outer edges of the slope are popular fishing spots and great for observing seals, dolphins, birds and fish.

You can kayak the La Jolla sea caves and ecological reserve, which boasts an amazing array of scenery and wildlife you can't find anywhere else in San Diego

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . San Diego Coastkeeper 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
26°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Ave De La Playa is sampled daily from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health (DEH) monitors 81 coastal beaches across the county. Beaches are monitored year round. Samples are collected daily on a rotating basis; thus, each beach is tested once per week.

Water quality testing done by the DEH is based on standards set forth by the state. San Diego County DEH tests for total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and enterococcus bacteria. San Diego Coastkeeper manager the beach water quality updates for this region. Beaches are updated in Swim Guide as results become available.

Faecal Contamination

Under the guidelines put forth by San Diego County DEH, no person shall operate or permit the operation of a beach or constructed beach unless the water quality in the swimming or bathing area meets the following state standards:

Single Samples

Total Coliforms: less than or equal to 1,000 total coliform bacteria per 100 ml if the ratio of fecal/total coliform bacteria exceeds 0.1
Fecal Coliforms: < / = 400 fecal coliform bacteria / 100 ml
Enteroccoci: < / = 104 enterococcus bacteria / 100 ml
Fecal/Total Ratio: < / = 10,000 total coliform bacteria / 100 ml

Geometric Mean

Total Coliforms: 1,000 organisms/100 m
Fecal Coliforms: 200 organisms/100 ml
Enteroccoci: 35 organisms/100ml

If a beach does not meet the standards, an advisory is posted on the San Diego County DEH website (http://www.sdbeachinfo.com/). San Diego Coastkeeper post advisories through the Swim Guide app and website. The current water quality information is also available on San Diego Coastkeeper’s website: http://www.sdcoastkeeper.org/learn/swimmable/san-diego-water-quality/beach-advisories.html

San Diego County DEH has two levels of beach postings: Advisories are issued when beach water quality may exceed health standards. Closures are issued when sewage or other chemical spills impact or can potentially impact beach water quality. Note that both advisories and closures are marked RED in Swim Guide.

Health advisories are rescinded when the above standards are met.
Monitoring Status

A beach is marked GREEN in Swim Guide when samples results are below the standards set forth by the state for single samples AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples).

A beach is marked RED when samples results are above the standards set forth by the state for single samples AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples).

A beach is marked GREY if there is no current results or no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Ave De La Playa


WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . San Diego Coastkeeper 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
26°C
Clear and sunny

The San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park spans 6,000 acres (24 km2) of ocean bottom and tidelands. The park has become a popular destination for snorkelers and scuba divers. The park was created by the City of San Diego in 1970 and actually has two other parks within it: the Ecological Reserve and the Marine Life Refuge.

Within the underwater park are two artificial reefs, created to attract and enhance marine life. The first was built in 1964 with Santa Catalina quarry rock dumped in 70 feet (21 m) of water near Scripps Canyon. The second was started in 1975 and is located at a depth of 40 feet (12 m) just offshore from Black's Beach.

From La Jolla Shores, the ocean bottom slopes gently out to sea. The reefs keep the waves minimal, making this an entry point for divers and kayakers. Kelp beds on the outer edges of the slope are popular fishing spots and great for observing seals, dolphins, birds and fish.

You can kayak the La Jolla sea caves and ecological reserve, which boasts an amazing array of scenery and wildlife you can't find anywhere else in San Diego

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Ave De La Playa is sampled daily from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health (DEH) monitors 81 coastal beaches across the county. Beaches are monitored year round. Samples are collected daily on a rotating basis; thus, each beach is tested once per week.

Water quality testing done by the DEH is based on standards set forth by the state. San Diego County DEH tests for total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and enterococcus bacteria. San Diego Coastkeeper manager the beach water quality updates for this region. Beaches are updated in Swim Guide as results become available.

Faecal Contamination

Under the guidelines put forth by San Diego County DEH, no person shall operate or permit the operation of a beach or constructed beach unless the water quality in the swimming or bathing area meets the following state standards:

Single Samples

Total Coliforms: less than or equal to 1,000 total coliform bacteria per 100 ml if the ratio of fecal/total coliform bacteria exceeds 0.1
Fecal Coliforms: < / = 400 fecal coliform bacteria / 100 ml
Enteroccoci: < / = 104 enterococcus bacteria / 100 ml
Fecal/Total Ratio: < / = 10,000 total coliform bacteria / 100 ml

Geometric Mean

Total Coliforms: 1,000 organisms/100 m
Fecal Coliforms: 200 organisms/100 ml
Enteroccoci: 35 organisms/100ml

If a beach does not meet the standards, an advisory is posted on the San Diego County DEH website (http://www.sdbeachinfo.com/). San Diego Coastkeeper post advisories through the Swim Guide app and website. The current water quality information is also available on San Diego Coastkeeper’s website: http://www.sdcoastkeeper.org/learn/swimmable/san-diego-water-quality/beach-advisories.html

San Diego County DEH has two levels of beach postings: Advisories are issued when beach water quality may exceed health standards. Closures are issued when sewage or other chemical spills impact or can potentially impact beach water quality. Note that both advisories and closures are marked RED in Swim Guide.

Health advisories are rescinded when the above standards are met.
Monitoring Status

A beach is marked GREEN in Swim Guide when samples results are below the standards set forth by the state for single samples AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples).

A beach is marked RED when samples results are above the standards set forth by the state for single samples AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples).

A beach is marked GREY if there is no current results or no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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