VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Surf Beach will be closed for the
remainder of the Plover nesting season and will reopen on 1 Oct 2018.
Beach restrictions are enforced annually on all three Vandenberg beaches
(Surf, Wall, and Minuteman) from March 1 through September 30 to protect the
Western Snowy Plover, listed as a threatened species under the endangered
Species Act, and its nesting habitat. Once a pre-determined threshold of
beach violations has been met, Vandenberg is required to close that
particular beach for the duration of the nesting season. This is the
casewith Surf Beach.
Recreational beach access is still available at portions of Wall Beach
off 35th Street and Minuteman Beach on North base for the Vandenberg
community. No beach access is available at Ocean Beach County Park, however
the park remains open.
To ensure continued access to these beaches, observe and read the posted
signage to avoid violations and future beach closures.