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Ocean Water Safety

Ocean Water Safety – Updated April 16, 2018


Jalama Beach
Gaviota State Beach
El Capitan State Beach
Refugio State Beach
Leadbetter Beach
Hope Ranch Beach
Butterfly Beach
Sands Beach at Coal Oil Point
Guadalupe Dunes
Arroyo Burro Beach
Hope Ranch Beach
Hammond Beach
Summerland Beach
East Beach @ Sycamore Creek
East Beach @ Mission Creek
Carpinteria State Beach
Jalama Beach




Goleta Beach

For additional information and reports, visit the County Ocean Water Monitoring Program page.

  • When a beach is under WARNING status, please stay at least 50 yards away from creek mouths and/or storm drains.
  • Avoid contact with creek and lagoon water at all times. Water sample analysis has shown high bacteria levels in the creek water.

If you have any questions, please contact Marissa Censullo at 346-8345. Results are updated weekly on the Ocean Water Quality Hotline (681-4949) and on our website


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During an emergency when the power is out and when critical and timely information must get out to the general public, the County Office of Emergency Management will utilize satellite equipment to regularly communicate with designated County radio stations that have generators and can continue to broadcast. Visit this link for a list of stations to check if you lose power and cannot access the Internet.

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105 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 211