May 13, 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health amended its Safer at Home Health Officer Order to include the reopening of Los Angeles County beaches. Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach will reopen their beaches to the public on Wednesday, May 13 with the following restrictions:
What's Allowed
Beaches are open only for active recreation :
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Running
  • Walking
  • Individual/household activities and exercise only
What's Not Allowed
  • Gatherings
  • Sunbathing
  • Sitting or lying on sand
  • Chairs
  • Canopies
  • Coolers or grills
  • Picnicking
  • Biking
  • Volleyball
Public Health Requirements

  • Must practice physical distancing and stay at least 6 feet apart from others
  • Must wear a cloth face covering when you are out of the water and around others
What's closed?

  • County-operated beach parking lots
  • Beach bike paths
  • Piers
  • Strand
Beach Responsibly
As our beaches begin to reopen,
we all have a shared role and responsibility to use the beach safely and respectfully .

How we manage the beach reopening today will affect how we move forward with keeping the beaches open as LA County moves through the phases of the roadmap to recovery.
Open Parks in the Beach Cities
Hermosa Beach
  • Clark Field
  • South Park
  • Valley Park

Manhattan Beach
  • Open/green space at all parks including Bruce’s Beach, Manhattan Heights Park, Manhattan Village Park, Marine Avenue Park, Eighth Street Parquette and Larsson Street Parquette
  • Park restrooms, playgrounds, community centers, picnic areas, basketball courts, dog runs, skate spot, fitness equipment, gazebos and benches remain closed until further notice
  • Tennis courts are slated to reopen next week

Redondo Beach
  • Dog Park at Dominguez Park
  • Czuleger Park
  • Harbor Drive Bike Lanes
  • North Redondo Beach Bike Path from Robinson Street to Felton Lane except for segments impacted by construction
  • Esplanade bike path and sidewalk


It is important to remember, as restrictions relax, residents will need to continue to observe and practice physical distancing and take infection control precautions.

Increased interactions between residents and workers can increase the risk and rate of transmission of COVID-19 within the community. Asymptomatic (not exhibiting symptoms) individuals are capable of spreading the virus to others. We should assume that each of us can infect others even when we aren’t sick, and that others can infect us.

People who have underlying health conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, cancer or compromised immune systems will still be at much greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, so it will continue to be very important for the County's vulnerable residents to stay at home as much as possible.