Describe your local beach

mapAs a part of the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, we are partnering with California Coastkeeper Alliance to bring a beach health phone app to California. You can get real-time beach status information straight to your phone.

We need you, the users of the beaches, to help. By 4 p.m., Friday, March 16, we need a one- to three-sentence description to characterize each of these beaches listed below.

Anything goes.
It could be a description of the surf break, type of animals you see while kayaking, good fishing spot, that perfect bench to watch sunsets–anything you think is important. This is your chance to define your favorite spots (due to space limits, we can’t credit descriptions). Check the Swim Guide (a Canadian application) for an idea of what the app will look like and the type of descriptions needed.
Have fun, and please send your descriptions to [email protected].
You can describe one or many of the following beaches. And you can double check the locat ion along our coastline by finding it on this interactive map.


Imperial Beach Pier
Glorietta Bay
Bayside Park at J St
Spanish Landing
Shelter Island
Kellogg St. (Lawrence)
P.B. Point
Ravina St.
Coast Blvd gazebo
South Casa Beach
15th St
San Dieguito
Seascape Beach
Cottonwood Creek
Batiquitos Lagoon
Warm Water Jetty
Tamarack Ave
Buena Vista Lagoon
San Diego River / Dog Beach
Tourmaline Surf Park
La Jolla Cove
Ave De La Playa
Los Penasquitos Lagoon
Tecolote Shores
Leisure Lagoon
Visitor’s Center
De Anza Cove
Wildlife Refuge fence
Crown Point
Fanuel Park
Bahia Point
Bonita Cove, eastern shore
Ski Beach
Vacation Isle, North Cove
Loma Alta Creek
San Luis Rey River
San Elijo Lagoon / Cardiff Reef
Border Fence, north side
Monument Rd
Tijuana Rivermouth
3/4 mi. N of TJ River
End of Seacoast Dr
Carnation Ave
Silver Strand N End (ocean side)
Avd. Del Sol
Ponto Drive
Poinsettia Lane
Encina Creek
Bermuda Avenue
Navy Fence
Tidelands Park
Silver Strand (bayside)
Grand Ave.
Children’s Pool
Scripps Pier, south side

Beacons Beach
Wisconsin St
Camp del Mar
Church’s, San Onofre Creek
Trestles, San Mateo Creek
Palomar Airport
Crystal Pier, north side
Bonair St., Windansea
Black’s Beach
Sail Bay at Catamaran
Bonita Cove, north end
Ventura Cove
Balboa Ct.
Cassidy Street
Oceanside Pier
Ladera Street, Sunset Cliffs
Newport Ave
Belmont Park
Fletcher Cove
Comfort Station North of Leisure Lagoon
San Onofre State beach. Near Nuclear Plant
8th street Del Mar
Camp Surf Jetty