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Some San Diego state beaches reopening Monday

Posted at 4:02 PM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 11:04:44-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A few of San Diego County's state beaches are reopening on Monday with some restrictions in place.

Torrey Pines State Beach, Carlsbad State Beach, and South Carlsbad State Beach will reopen, according to California Department of Parks and Recreation. This comes one week after most other local cities re-opened their beaches on April 27, 2020.

Torrey Pines reopened at 6 a.m. while Carlsbad's beaches are reopening at 9 a.m. Those beaches will be open with limited activities.

Solo-sports such as surfing, swimming, running, and walking will be allowed. But parking lots will be taped off, and there will be no sitting or sun-bathing on the sand.


The county's other state parks, Border Field State Park, San Onofre State Beach, Silver Strand State Beach, and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will remain closed until further notice.

Carlsbad will open its city-owned beaches in unison with the state at 9 a.m., in accordance to its own plan. In the same area, Del Mar and Solana Beach are also scheduled to reopen beaches at dawn.


This weekend was the first in which several San Diego beaches were opened to the public, after being shuttered due to the coronavirus. The county has allowed beaches to reopen as long as visitors practice social distancing, wear a facial covering when around other people, and jurisdictions enforce public health orders.