City, Port Reopen Local Waters With Limits

Port, City Reopen Local Waters With Limits

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Contact Janine Zuniga (619) 522-7340

Port Opens Bay, City Opens Beach, Ocean to Water Sports

CORONADO, CA (April 27, 2020) – The Port of San Diego has announced that kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming is permitted beginning today on San Diego Bay, including Glorietta Bay and the waters around the Cays. However, recreational boating is still prohibited.

The Port’s reopening of the bay and the City’s reopening of its beach and ocean waters follows San Diego County’s recently amended public health order that deemed ocean water and beach activities safe as of today for recreational sports and walking or running with appropriate social distancing measures in place.

The Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp, however, remains closed for recreational boating and parking is restricted around the boat launch ramp, the beach and parks in Coronado. The City will work in unison with the Port to open the boat launch ramp when the Port is ready to open all its boat ramps. If the Port reopens the boat launch ramp but the County does not lift parking restrictions, boaters should be advised that trailers by themselves or attached to a car (defined as an oversized vehicle) are not permitted to park on any City street for more than three consecutive hours. The parking restrictions will be enforced.

People may now enter the ocean and bay for recreational water sports. However, people should reside within walking distance to the ocean or bay. As with the beach, people may not loiter, lay on the sand or gather in groups of any size at the bay. The beach will open at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. during this phase.

Coronado’s Dog Beach and the North Beach fire pits, as well as Sunset Park, will remain closed due to the difficulty visitors have had in adhering to social distancing requirements. Additional signs will be placed at Dog Beach, and Coronado Police will step up patrols in the area to remind the community that both Dog Beach and the fire rings are closed.

Social distancing and sanitation measures must be maintained. Anyone displaying any symptoms of being sick is not allowed on any public beach or park. Beginning May 1, face coverings will be required whenever you are within 6 feet of another person. Until then, it is recommended you use face coverings to the extent possible.

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Beach image of reopened water
Posted on 04/27/2020
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