Warning issued at 8 LA County beaches: Here's why

The public is advised to stay away from eight beaches in Los Angeles County due to high levels of bacteria present in ocean waters, according to the LA County Department of Public Health. 

The warning comes ahead of a heat wave expected to hit the region over the weekend, with many residents looking for ways to escape the triple-digit heat. 

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Swimming, surfing, and playing in the ocean is highly discouraged at the following beaches:

  • Santa Monica Canyon Creek at Will Rogers State Beach
  • Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu
  • Sweetwater Canyon Storm Drain at Carbon Canyon Beach
  • Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey
  • Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach
  • Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica
  • Trancas Creek at Zuma Beach
  • Malibu Pier in Malibu 

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For the latest information on beach closures and impacted locations, you can call LA County's beach closure Hotline at 1-800-525-5662 or visit PublicHealth.LACounty.gov/Beach/.