Here's how to check the water quality at your favorite San Diego beaches

Posted at 8:27 AM, May 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-27 11:28:03-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The unofficial start of summer is here in San Diego and that means it’s time to hit the beaches and enjoy some sunshine.

Health officials are reminding residents that it’s also time to check the water quality before heading out.

The County of San Diego’s Department of Environmental Health checks the water on a regular basis and posts that information online.

Due to the need to warn residents if water quality is poor, the county developed the “Check Before You Get In” website.

The site allows people to check water conditions at more than 80 local beaches. According to officials, employees of the health department check 85 samples per week from April 1 to October 31.

Click here to check out the website and see what the water is like before heading out.