Heal the Bay Announces SoCal’s Least and Most Polluted Beaches


Heal the Bay Announces SoCal’s Least and Most Polluted Beaches

Get ready, Southern California. Heal the Bay announced its annual report card of the best and worst beaches throughout California for 2014 Thursday, assigning A through F letter grades to 454 locations.

Overall, beaches had excellent water quality over the past year, with 95 percent of locations receiving an A or B grades, according to the report.

In Southern California, 90 percent of beaches in LA County received good to excellent letter grades with As and Bs during the summer, dry-weather months. Fifty-percent of the same beaches received As and Bs during the winter, wet-weather months. That was a 2 percent fall from last years markings.

Ventura County beaches all passed with excellent grades, each receiving A grades during the summer and winter months.

Similarly, Santa Barbara County beaches weren’t far off with 100 percent of the locations tested receiving A grades in the summer months and 94 percent receiving A or B grades in the winter months.