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Del Mar to reopen beaches Monday with restrictions

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Posted at 5:46 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 02:18:02-04

DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV) -- The Del Mar City Council on Friday, unanimously agreed to reopen beaches on May 4.

The beach will open with social distancing rules. People will be asked to follow a "keep it moving" policy. Walking, running, swimming, surfing and paddling are allowed, but activities like beach games, volleyball, football, Frisbee, soccer, yoga, stretching and calisthenics are not.

They also established the following rules for dogs.

North Beach (29th Street to border with Solana Beach)

  • Off-leash dogs are permitted dawn to 8 a.m.
  • Dogs must be leashed 8 a.m. to dawn

Main Beach (Powerhouse Park to 29th Street)

  • No dogs allowed

South Beach (6th Street to Powerhouse Park)

  • Dogs must be leashed at all times

The county has said that beaches and parks unable to abide by public health orders will be closed. The county has also ordered beach parking lots to remain closed.


Initially, the city was due to reopen its coast on Thursday, but quickly canceled the move after reports that Gov. Gavin Newsom intended to shut down all California beaches on Friday.

After Newsom decided to close only Orange County beaches, Del Mar officials called a meeting to discuss a new timetable.