4 Of California’s 10 Dirtiest Beaches Are In LA County

SANTA MONICA (CBS) — Los Angeles County has four of the 10 most polluted beaches in the state, according to a report released Wednesday by Heal the Bay.

Catalina Island’s Avalon Beach continues to sit near the top of Heal the Bay’s “Beach Bummer” list, ranking among the most polluted beaches in the state.

Los Angeles County has three other beaches on the list: Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, Topanga State Beach and Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach.

Eight county beaches received F grades, although seven beaches in the county improved enough to be added to the group’s honor roll by earning A+ grades, according to the report.

Orange County had two beaches on the Beach Bummer list: Poche and Doheny. Overall, however, Orange County earned grades well above the state average, according to the report.

To see the complete list of grades for California’s beaches, visit Beach Report Card.

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