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.