Update Regarding Ventura Beach Closures due to Sewage Discharge


VENTURA, California –The Environmental Health Division (Division) continues to sample ocean water from public beaches affected by the sewage release into the Ventura River that occurred between January 10-12, 2023. Samples collected on January 23 & 24, 2023, indicate that the following beaches meet State ocean water quality standards and are now open:

  • Mondos Cove Beach
  • Solimar Beach
  • Emma Wood State Beach
  • Surfer’s Point at Seaside
  • Promenade Park Beach (Figueroa Street)
  • Promenade Park Beach (Redwood Apartments)
  • San Buenaventura State Beach (California Street)
  • San Buenaventura State Beach (Dover Lane)
  • San Buenaventura State Beach (Weymouth Lane)
  • Marina Park Beach
  • Peninsula Beach/Harbor Cove
  • Surfer’s Knoll Beach


The following beaches continue to exceed State standards for bacteria. These beaches will remain closed until sample results indicate that the ocean water quality meets state standards. Warning signs will remain posted. These locations will be retested on Monday, January 30, 2023. The Division is advising the public to avoid all contact with ocean water at the following beach locations:

  • San Buenaventura State Beach – Kalorama Street
  • San Buenaventura State Beach – San Jon Road


Storm water discharging into the ocean may contain disease causing microorganisms. The Division recommends that beach users avoid contact with ocean water near flowing storm drains, creeks, and rivers.

An interactive map of these beaches can be found at vcrma.org/ocean-water-quality-results.