Orange County to begin phased reopening of beaches

Orange County has received approval from state agencies to begin safely restoring public access to the beaches it operates effective today.

The county submitted a plan to allow safe public access to its beaches that includes measures to protect public health. State agencies have determined the plan is consistent with the Governor’s Stay-At-Home order issued March 19, 2020, and that beach access can be restored. A letter to the county permitting the reopening of its beaches can be found at

“I want to thank Orange County for developing this plan to enable safe beach access that protects against the spread of COVID-19,” California Secretary for Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot said.

Effective yesterday, state-operated beaches in Orange County began reopening with measures in place to protect public health. Information regarding the status of all state beaches and parks can be found at

This article was released by the California Natural Resources Agency.