Beach Sampling Results, Dec. 20th

The Santa Barbara Channelkeeper conducts water quality sampling during the winter. A WARNING beach status is issued when one or more of the bacterial health standards are exceeded.

Message from The Santa Barbara Channelkeeper: Due to heavy rainfall expected tonight and tomorrow, which would likely result in similarly high indicator bacteria levels, we will not be re-sampling on Wednesday, December 22, and we advise people to follow the County of Santa Barbara Public Health Department’s recommendation to stay out of the water for 72 hours following a rain event.




Arroyo Burro Beach

Butterfly Beach

Carpinteria City Beach

Carpinteria State Beach

East Beach @ Mission Creek

East Beach @ Sycamore Creek

El Capitan State Beach

Gaviota State Beach

Goleta Beach

Guadalupe Dunes Beach

Hammonds Beach

Haskell’s Beach

Hope Ranch Beach

Leadbetter Beach

Jalama Beach

Refugio State Beach

Rincon Beach @ Rincon Point

Sands Beach @ Coal Oil Point

Summerland Beach

OPEN = Sampling results indicate that water quality meets state health standards.

WARNING = Sampling results indicate bacterial levels exceed one or more state health standards at this location. Contact with ocean water may increase risk of illness. Swimmers are advised to stay out of the water a minimum of 50 yards away from both sides of creek mouths or storm drains.

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