Beaches and Sampling Results

Dry-Weather monitoring: April - October (40 beaches sampled)
Wet-Weather monitoring: November - March (19 beaches sampled)

For the Week of: February 20, 2017 - Wet Weather Monitoring Schedule

NS = Not Sampled due to inaccessibility, unsafe conditions, lab accident, wet-weather or holiday monitoring schedule.

State Standards:

* Total Coliform MPN/100 ml (Std: <10,000/100 ml)
* Fecal Coliform MPN/100 ml (Std: <400/100 ml)
* Enterococcus MPN/100 ml (Std: <104/100 ml)

* Fecal:Total Coliform Ratio when >1000 Total Coliform (Std: 0.1)

To "pass" a sample must be less than the State standard.

Meets all State Standards Date Sampled Total Coliform* Fecal Coliform* Enterococcus* Beach ID and Map
Rincon Beach - South of Creek No 2/21/2017 >24,196 97 324 1000
Rincon Beach - Base of Footpath NS * * * * 1100
La Conchita Beach - Storm Drain Outfall NS * * * * 2500
Oil Piers Beach - South of Drain NS * * * * 4000
Hobson County Park Beach - Stairs NS * * * * 5000
Faria County Park Beach - Stairs No 2/21/2017 14,136 63 111 7000
Mandos Cove - Storm Drain Outfall NS * * * * 8100
Solimar Beach - East Gate at Creek No 2/21/2017 >24,196 30 111 10000
Emma Wood State Beach - South of Drain Yes 2/21/2017 2,613 <10 87 11000
Surfer's Point at Seaside - Across from Handicap Footpath No 2/21/2017 >24,196 75 207 13000
Promenade Park - Figueroa Street No 2/21/2017 12,997 63 164 14000
Promenade Park - Paseo De Playa Street NS * * * * 15000
Promenade Park - California Street at Drain NS * * * * 17000
San Buenaventura State Beach - Kalorama Street NS * * * * 18000
San Buenaventura State Beach - San Jon Road South of Drain No 2/21/2017 24,196 20 150 19000
San Buenaventura State Beach - Dover Lane NS * * * * 20000
San Buenaventura State Beach - Weymouth Lane NS * * * * 21000
Marina Park Beach - Across from Playground NS * * * * 22000
Peninsula Beach - Harbor Cove NS * * * * 23000
Surfers' Knoll - Out from Parking Lot Yes 2/21/2017 1,565 20 53 25000
Oxnard Beach - 5th Street NS * * * * 29000
Oxnard Beach - Outrigger Way NS * * * * 30000
Oxnard Bch. Park - Falkirk Avenue NS * * * * 32000
Oxnard Beach Park - Starfish Drive NS * * * * 33000
Hollywood Beach - La Crescenta Street NS * * * * 34000
Hollywood Beach - Los Robles Street No 2/21/2017 3,873 <10 31 35000
Hobie Beach - Channel Islands Harbor NS * * * * 36000
Channel Islands Harbor Beach Park - Kiddie Beach No 2/21/2017 >24,196 175 364 37000
Silverstrand Beach - San Nicolas Avenue Yes 2/21/2017 6,131 10 10 38000
Silverstrand Beach - Santa Paula Avenue Yes 2/21/2017 3,255 20 20 39000
Silverstrand Beach - Sawtelle Avenue Yes 2/21/2017 4,352 41 31 40000
Port Hueneme Beach Park - North of Pier No 2/21/2017 2,247 495 324 41000
Ormond Beach - J Street Drain No 2/212017 >24,196 122 42 42000
Ormond Beach - Industrial Drain NS * * * * 43000
Ormond Beach - Arnold Road Yes 2/21/2017 1,198 <10 <10 44000
Point Mugu Beach - Out from Parking Lot NS * * * * 45000
Thornhill Broome Beach - South of Campground NS * * * * 46000
Sycamore Cove - South of Creek NS * * * * 47000
County Line Beach - Sandy Beach Yes 2/21/2017 75 10 <10 49500
Staircase Beach - Bottom of Footpath NS * * * * 50000
State of California Ocean Water Quality Bacterial Standards:

The minimum protective bacteriological standards for water adjacent to public beaches and public water-contact sports areas shall be as follows:

Based on a single sample, the density of bacteria in water from each sampling station at a public beach or public water contact sports area shall not exceed:


  • Total coliform bacteria: 10,000 per 100 milliliters; or


  • Fecal coliform bacteria: 400 per 100 milliliters; or


  • Enterococcus bacteria: 104 per 100 milliliters; or


  • Total coliform bacteria: 1,000 per 100 milliliters, if the ratio of fecal/total coliform bacteria exceeds 0.1.

Based on the mean of the logarithms (geometric mean) of the result of at least five weekly samples during any 30-day sampling period, the density of bacteria in water from any sampling station at a public beach or public water contact sports area, shall not exceed:

  • Total coliform bacteria: 1,000 per 100 milliliters; or


  • Fecal coliform bacteria: 200 per 100 milliliters; or


  • Enterococcus bacteria: 35 per 100 milliliters.