Get Local

connecting as a community

With more than 55 miles of coastline, Los Angeles County is blessed with beautiful beaches that offer a diverse mix of recreational opportunities. From a sunrise stroll along the crescent shoreline at idyllic Leo Carrillo State Park to Fourth of July family picnic beside the fire pits at bustling Dockweiler State Beach, you can find a memorable spot for an invigorating day at the beach. Be it for people watching, biking, surfing, sunbathing, kite flying, playing volleyball, swimming or just loafing, we all have our favorite local spot.

Heal the Bay works hard to protect these special places and keep them free of harmful bacteria and unsightly trash. But we need your help to keep them protected. You can attend one of our educational or volunteer events that we hold at coastal and inland locations throughout the year. You can encourage your local legislator to adopt ocean friendly measures. You can also get weekly updates about the water quality at your favorite spot and more than 90 other sites throughout Los Angeles County via our Beach Report Card.

To help keep you informed about conditions and upcoming events at your favorite local beach, we’ve created a Get Local section and broken down the county coastline into several sub-regions. Click on a region and get current conditions and news about your favorite beaches.

But our work goes beyond the shoreline. You and millions of Angelenos are all connected via a series of watersheds that drain throughout Los Angeles County. We do a lot of work in neighborhoods and schools miles from the sea, helping people make the connection between clean communities and clean seas. The Get Local section also includes information about these outreach activities. Please let us know about ocean-friendly events and efforts in your local area. 

Are you drawn to good design? Love the beach? Well, we've got a great opportunity for you to proudly show you care. Heal the Bay has commissioned two of L.A.’s most celebrated graphic artists to power a new fashion-forward campaign announced just i…
limited edition heal the bay earth month hero t-shirts Tim Biskup ocean animals
Sarah Sikich, Heal the Bay’s Director of Coastal Resources, heads to France to share the good news about our state’s blossoming Marine Protected Areas. If you’ve been lucky enough to go for a dive, surf, or kayak at the Channel Islands, it’s …
underwater parks marine protected areas MPAs MPA scuba dive ocean fish diving
We've got some big news at Heal the Bay! After an extensive national search, we're proud to announce that beginning Sept. 16, Ruskin Hartley will be Heal the Bay's new CEO. Conservationists may recognize Ruskin's name from his prolific work protectin…
Heal the Bay new CEO 2013 Ruskin Hartley
Vote for your favorite animal at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium! One online voter drawn at random will win the chance to feed the most beloved animal! You can also vote in person at the Aquarium, located beach level under the historic …
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Heal the Bay Favorite Animal Los Angeles Tourism
Syndicate content