Beach Sampling Results, March 15

Report of SB Channelkeeper’s Weekly Testing of Coastal Waters

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and the City of Santa Barbara have taken on the task of weekly bacteria testing at local beaches during the winter months since funding for County Environmental Health Services to conduct the winter sampling was eliminated. A WARNING beach status is issued when one or more of the bacterial health standards are exceeded.


Arroyo Burro Beach
Butterfly Beach
Carpinteria City Beach
Carpinteria State Beach
East Beach @ Mission Creek
East Beach @ Sycamore Creek
El Capitan State Beach
Goleta Beach
Hammonds Beach
Haskell’s Beach
Hope Ranch Beach
Leadbetter 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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