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Coastal Cleanup Day Sites
This year, we have nearly 50 cleanup sites spanning 1,500 miles through Los Angeles County, including Beach Sites, Dive Sites and Inland Sites. Here, you can find parking information as well as special details about each site. Once you've decided on a site, you can sign up online.
Download ParkMe, the free Santa Monica-based app, on your smartphone for real-time parking availability this Coastal Cleanup Day.
Contact Marissa Maggio with any questions.
|Abalone Cove||5970 Palos Verdes Dr S., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275||
Park in the lot located on the map. Be sure to wear comfortable closed toe shoes, as there is a short, somewhat steep hike down to the beach area.
|Agoura Hills/Medea Creek||Park at the Southwest Corner of Agoura Roads on the lot in the map, called Bennett’s Best Christmas Trees.|
|Arroyo Seco/Avenue 26||Lacy Street Neighborhood Park, 90031||
Meet at Lacy Street Neighborhood Park, on the corner of Lacy Street and Avenue 26. Use the metro at the Lincoln/Cypress Gold Line Station or street parking.
A limited number of participants are allowed to volunteer at this site. If you are interested, please contact Scott David Cher at firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 405-7326 instead of online registration. Hard hats and safety vests will be provided. Check their Facebook.
|Balboa Park||Enter Balboa Park from Balboa Boulevard. The site is located where the flag marker is on the map.|
|Ballona Wetlands||303 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, 90293||Park in the gravel lot behind Gordon's Market. Cleanup entrance is in the northeast corner.|
|Cabrillo State Beach||3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro, CA 90731||Meet at outer Cabrillo Beach. For more information, visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org.|
|Colorado Lagoon||5119 E. Colorado St., Long Beach, CA 90814||Metered parking is available next to the beach. More information.|
|Compton Creek||123 E Artesia Blvd, Compton CA 90220||Cleanup site located behind the Casino, just north of the 91 fwy (Google Maps). Park in the 24 Hour Fitness parking lot, and volunteer check-in will be located adjacent to the Tree Circle.|
|Culver City-Overland||4975 Overland Ave., Culver City||Park at the library. The cleanup is behind the library.|
|Culver City-Ballona Creek/Duquesne||4343 Duquesne Ave., Culver City||
ZERO WASTE SITE! Please bring a bucket and glove if you have them!
Duquesne Avenue, south/west corner of the intersection along the creek bike path, across from Culver City Transportation. Park along Jefferson and Duquesne.
|Culver City-Ballona Creek at Syd Kronenthal||Park at Syd Kronenthal Park, 3459 McManus Ave., Culver City. Meet by the bike path entrance.|
|Culver City-Ballona Creek/Sepulveda||The cleaning site is located at the southwest corner of the intersection along the creek bike path at Sepulveda. Parking along the west side of the street is preferred. Host: Kiwanis International.|
|Dockweiler Beach (Tower 55)||11999 Vista del Mar, El Segundo, CA 90293||
We will set up the registration table on the sand between Tower 54 and Tower 55 near Imperial Hwy and Tower 54 near Spoke 'n Stuff Bike rental shop. Park in the lot at the end of Imperial Highway. When you get to the registration table, you are going to have to cross the bike path. Please do not block the bike path. See map.
Yoga Trailblazers will host a free yoga class south of Tower 55 (closer to the beach) from 8:30 to 9:30 am before the cleanup. It is a beginner level 1-2 class, so bring a yoga mat and wear sunscreen. The first 25 people to the yoga class will receive a free day pass (valued at $20 each), and 15 passes for a free meal at Veggie Grill ($20 value), a one month pass to YogaWorks ($100 value) and a goodie bag from The Playa Post ($50 value) will be raffled after the cleanup! Contact Laura at Yoga Trailblazers for more information or donate to her Coastal Cleanup Day Friendraising page.
|Dockweiler Beach (Tower 60)||12501 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293||Park at the Grand Ave. lot: 6200 Vista del Mar, Los Angeles. Registration area is next to Kevaccino's parking lot. Site will also have a scuba dive cleanup. Hosted by: Los Angeles Waterkeeper.
|Hermosa Beach||1201 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254||
There will be some parking spots reserved for attendees in Lot B, which can be accessed by going west on 14th Street, turning left onto Beach Drive, then left on 13th Street. The lot is on the right-hand side. Passes will not be necessary and are first-come, first-serve. Volunteers are welcome to park at the Community Center (free parking – pass not required), but there is a short walk west on Pier Avenue (about a 10 minute walk) to get to the Pier.
|Ken Malloy Park||25820 Vermont Ave, Harbor City, CA, 90710||Cleanup site is located in the southwest corner of Harbor Park. Park in the parking lot near the intersection of Anaheim Street and Vermont Avenue.|
|Leo Carrillo State Beach||35000 W. Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265||Please present your parking pass to the ranger stationed at the entrance of the parking area to receive parking instructions.|
|Leo Carrillo State Park Restoration||35000 W. Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265||Please present your parking pass to the ranger stationed at the entrance of the parking area to receive parking instructions.|
|Leo Carrillo State Beach Dive||35000 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265||
You must be dive certified to attend this site! Please arrive at 8AM for a 9AM entry. Meet at the Picnic Tables/Lifeguard station at the North Beach. We ask that everyone bring a mesh bag for the underwater cleanup for gathering materials. We will have the collection receptacles at the picnic area for post-dive collection.
Please present your parking pass to the ranger stationed at the entrance of the parking area to receive parking instructions. Be sure to mention that you are part of the dive group. For more information, please contact Mike at email@example.com. Site Sponsor: Channel Islands Scuba Dive Team.
|Long Beach/Belmont Pier Dive||11 39th Pl., Long Beach, CA 90803||
You must be dive certified to attend this site!
|King Harbor||The tent for this site will be in front of the Port Royal Yacht Club, a light blue building. There will be an entrance code written on the gate on the day of Coastal Cleanup to enter the parking lot.|
|Palos Verdes at Malaga Cove/
|387 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes, CA 90274||Free park at the intersection of Paseo Del Mar and Via Arroyo, no pass needed, and meet at this intersection. Wear closed toe, comfortable shoes, as it is a short hike down to the beach and there are many rocky areas in Malaga Cove.|
|Malibu/Surfrider||West side of Malibu Pier. 23100 Block of Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265||Park in the parking lot or along the PCH. There is also a dive site at this location, so you can see what interesting items the divers pull up!|
|Malibu Pier Dive||
You must be dive certified to attend this site! Please plan to arrive for the dive at 8am, with dive instructions starting at 8:30AM. Prizes will be awarded for the most bizarre items found at noon. Last year $3,000 worth of prizes were given out!
We do free air fills, half price on any gear rentals at this site. Site sponsor: Malibu Divers.
|Manhattan Beach Pier||Manhattan Beach Pier, CA 90266||Free parking is very limited in Manhattan Beach, so bring quarters or credit/debit card to park in a metered spot. You can also try to find a free spot along North Armore Avenue on the west side of the street between 17thand 20th, or a little more south there is a free lot that is easy to miss between 12th and 13th off Ardmore. The Cleanup Site is just south of the Pier.|
|Redondo Beach||2 Pearl St, Redondo Beach, CA (At the terminus of Torrance Blvd.)||Posting parking rates apply. Registration is located just south of the Redondo Pier.|
|Redondo Beach Dive||150 West Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277||
You must be a certified diver to participate in this dive site!
Dive N' Surf sets up registration canopies for the divers on the sidewalk at the north end of the diagonal parking (Intersection of International Boardwalk and George Firth Way). Site Sponsor: Dive N'Surf.
|Rio San Gabriel Park - Downey||9612 Ardine Street, Downey, CA||
Rio San Gabriel Cleanup at Rio San Gabriel Park. North parking lot off of Pico Vista.
|Santa Monica (Tower 20)||End of Bay Street, Santa Monica, CA||
Park in Lot 4 South. Entrance off Bicknell. Posted parking rates apply.
This Santa Monica cleanup site, sometimes known as the “Inkwell," was a popular beach hangout for African Americans from the 1920s to the early 1960s. In 2008, the City of Santa Monica officially recognized this important gathering place. Santa Monica Conservancy docents will be on hand to educate volunteers on the history of the unique site.
|Santa Monica Beach (Tower 27)||Just south of Ocean Park||Park in Lot 5 South. Posting parking rates apply.|
|Santa Monica Beach at the Pier (Tower 1550)||Lifeguard Stand 1550, just north of the Pier||
LandShark Lager cohosts this cleanup site, featuring a SUP clinic, dory and paddleboard races from 11am-3pm.
8:30am: Start the day with Naam Yoga at Peace on the Beach and form a human peace circle of healing for the bay to celebrate our Clean Up and International Peace Day. FREE!
Cleanup volunteers can enter to win one of three Michelob Ultra Stand Up Paddleboards at three times: noon at the Heal the Bay tent, 1 pm at the Dory Race Finish Line, and 3 pm at Rusty's Surf Ranch.
Parking rates are as posted -- sorry no discount for volunteers.
|Santa Monica Pier Dive||1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401||
You must be dive certified to attend this site! Please call Eco Dive Center at 310-398-5759 to reserve a spot on the roster.
Posted parking rates apply in Lot 1550. You are required to show up to the event with all of your own dive gear ready to go (rentals are fine), full tank, signed waiver and proof of DAN (divers alert network) insurance. For More information, visit ecodivecenter.com.
|2900 West Sunset Blvd. (at Parkman),
Los Angeles, CA 90026
|This is a ZERO WASTE site. Absolutely NO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES. Café Tropical has delicious café and cool drinks for purchase. Participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable gloves for picking up trash, but there will be bags for people to use.|
|St. Raphael’s Elementary School||924 West 70th St., Los Angeles, CA||Park at St. Raphael’s School and Catholic Church|
|Topanga State Beach||18720 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265||Enter from PCH. Parking lot is north of Topanga Canyon Road on the left-hand side. Parking lot is upstairs from the beach.|
|Torrance County Beach||389 Paseo De La Playa, Torrance, CA 90277||ZERO WASTE SITE:. Please bring your own bucket and gloves if you have them. Volunteers meet at Miramar Park in Torrance to pick up trash and contribute to maintaining cleanliness at Torrance Beach, which begins at Calle Miramar and ends at Paseo De La Playa. If you would like more information about this year's beach cleanup, please contact Public Works Department at (310)781-6900.|
|Venice Beach Pier||W Washington Boulevard & Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291||
Free parking at the Pier. Meet at the north side of the Pier.
After-event: Abbot-Kinney Memorial Library is providing food and a showing of "Moby Dick" for volunteers of the Venice Pier site after CCD.
|Venice Beach at Rose||Ocean Front Walk & Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291||
Cleanup parking in the lot at the end of Rose Ave.
Venice Ale House will have a beer garden with live DJ for a CCD after-party
|Zuma Beach Tower 2||30000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA||One of the largest and most popular beaches in the Los Angeles County, Zuma is known for its long, wide sands and excellent surf.|
|Will Rogers Beach at Temescal Canyon Rd||15900 Pacific Coast Hwy. at Temescal Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.||
Take Pacific Coast Highway North toward Malibu. At Temescal Canyon Road, turn West into parking lot. Look for beach captain and check in location on the sand.
Lunch is provided thanks to Chase Bank.
|WAYS Park||87th Street and McKinley Ave, Los Angeles, CA||
Cleanup will focus on neighborhood alleys, and ample street parking will be available. Feel free to bring your own cleanup equipment (gloves, rake/broom), and refreshments and a small lunch will be provided.