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Visitors notice difference at San Diego beaches on Memorial Day

Posted at 12:36 PM, May 25, 2020

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Many visitors took the opportunity to hit San Diego beaches on Memorial Day, with many of the beachgoers noticing a significant difference during their trip.

For Jake Haslebacher and his family, Monday’s beach trip seemed different. Not only did they have to get used to the face coverings, but they also noticed there’s more space to move around, making it easier to practice social distancing.

Many families were seen walking together while others exercised. Under San Diego County’s health orders, visitors can’t sit or stop at the beach, and local law enforcement officers were out talking to people about the rules.

Haslebacher told 10News he doesn’t mind the regulations.

“It's definitely different, but that’s fine. There's still plenty of ways to enjoy the beach. I don’t need to be rubbing shoulders with everybody like I'm standing in line. It’s nice to have a little bit of personal space here or there,” Haslebacher said.

San Diego police and the sheriff’s department have said they will be enforcing the rules at the beach.

Authorities could release the number of citations that were given sometime this week.