3 SoCal Beaches Among the Most Polluted in the State

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Littered Pacific Ocean, Long Beach, Southern California. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Three Southern California beaches are among the 10 most polluted in the state.

Heal the Bay’s 28th annual Beach Report Card included the Beach Bummer List, which alerts beachgoers to coastal areas of elevated pollution and bacteria.

At the very bottom is Poche Beach in San Clemente, which the organization considers “the single most polluted beach in the state.”

Also included in the list of the most polluted beaches is Santa Monica Pier and the harbor side of Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro…

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