If you had beach plans in Southern California or the Bay Area this Fourth of July weekend, you may want to consider changing them.
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced that, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the state will close several SoCal beaches and closing the parking facilities in several Southern California and Bay Area counties.
Newsom said the full beach closures in Los Angeles and Ventura counties are in conjunction with county decisions there to close local beaches.
The closure will be in effect from July 3 to July 5, according to the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
Here’s a list of what’s going to be affected this long weekend.
State beach closures
In Los Angeles County, the following beaches will be closed:
▪ Leo Carillo State Park
▪ Malibu Lagoon State Beach
▪ Malibu Pier
▪ Point Dume State Beach
▪ Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach
In Ventura County, the following beaches will be closed:
▪ Emma Wood State Beach
▪ Mandalay State Beach
▪ McGrath State Beach
▪ Point Mugu State Beach
▪ San Buenaventura State Beach
State beach parking facility closures
While the state isn’t closing the beaches themselves, all state beach parking facilities will be closed in the following counties:
▪ Marin County
▪ Monterey County
▪ Orange County
▪ San Diego County
▪ San Francisco
▪ San Mateo County
▪ Santa Barbara County
▪ Santa Cruz County
▪ Sonoma County
What about state parks?
Newsom said that California’s state parks will be open over the Fourth of July weekend. However, there may be limited parking and the closure of some trails in order to limit overcrowding, according to Parks and Recreation.