15 beaches in San Diego have earned an A+ rating as the cleanest beaches on the West Coast.
Heal the Bay’s annual report card ranked hundreds of the cleanest and dirtiest beaches, based on bacterial pollution.
Fox 5 San Diego says they gave 94% of California beaches A or B grades for water quality during the dry summer period between April and October 2021, and 88% during the dry winter period from November 2021 through March 2022.
This year, 51 out of over 500 monitored beaches made it on the “Honor Roll”, with an A+ rating, list compared to 35 last year.
The list of beaches in San Diego County that received A+ ratings includes:
Del Mar, at 15th Street
Carlsbad, at Tamarack Ave.
Carlsbad, at Poinsettia Lane
Carlsbad, at Encina Creek
Carlsbad, at Palomar Airport Rd.
Carlsbad, at Cerezo Drive
Oceanside, at Forster Street
Oceanside, Harbor Beach at Harbor Drive
Point Loma, Lighthouse
Point Loma, Point Loma Treatment Plant
Sunset Cliffs, at Ladera Street
Mission Beach, Belmont Park
La Jolla Shores Beach, 1000 ft south of Scripps Pier
La Jolla Shores Beach, 250 feet south of Scripps Pier
La Jolla Shores Beach, 500 feet north of Scripps Pier
The Tijuana Slough, North of the Tijuana River Mouth in San Diego was on the list of the dirtiest beaches because it is impacted by sewage runoff from the Tijuana area.