Sewage spill prompts closure along Laguna Beach coastline

A large swath of Laguna Beach coastline was closed to swimmers and surfers Wednesday due to a sewage spill.

A portion of Laguna Beach was closed due to a sewage spill. 

According to the Orange County Health Care Agency's Environmental Health Division, the beach stretching from Laguna Avenue to Blue Lagoon was closed in response to a 94,500-gallon sewage spill.

Health officials said the spill was caused by a break in a "force main sewer line" in Laguna Beach.

"I strongly urge Laguna Beach residents, visitors, and tourists to heed the warnings of public health experts and avoid the beach. I am monitoring the situation to ensure we protect public health and our beaches," said Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley in a released statement. "The Health Care Agency will continue testing the water to determine when the beach is safe to re-open."

"The affected bay water area will remain closed to ocean water-contact sports until the results of follow-up water quality monitoring meet acceptable standards," according to OCHCA.

Residents can get up-to-date information on beach closures at 714-433- 6400 or at