beach1 High Bacteria Levels Prompt Warning Signs At OC Beach

This map from shows ocean water bacteria levels that exceed state health standards and may cause illness along Baby Beach. (courtesy

DANA POINT ( — Lifeguards are warning beach-goers in Orange County to stay out of the water along one stretch of shoreline this Labor Day weekend.

KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports they’re hammering warning signs into the sand at Baby Beach in Dana Point.

Officials say ocean water bacteria levels at the beach in Dana Point Harbor exceed state health standards and may cause illness.

Parents like one woman visiting Baby Beach with her 1-year-old were more than a little concerned.

“It definitely affects my future decisions on whether we come back or not,” she said. “This is only the second time we’ve been here. The water looks beautiful, but obviously, looks can be deceiving.”

High bacteria levels could affect swimmers who have open wounds or gulp in too much water.

Warnings were also posted for Huntington State Beach between Magnolia and Brookhurst.

Visit for up-to-date info on bacteria levels and other beach-related health information.


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