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Why It's A No Good Terrible Beach Day

An empty beach with caution tape and a lifeguard station in the distance.
Will Rogers State Beach is empty during a previous incident of high bacteria levels — beachgoers are currently cautioned to stay out of the water here and at dozens of other L.A. County beaches.
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Topline:

Most of the beaches in the South Bay and Santa Monica are under health warnings.

What's going on: Simply put, the levels of bacteria in the water are too high.

What that means: The L.A. County Health Department cautions beachgoers to stay out of the water. No swimming, surfing or playing near the piers in Hermosa, Redondo and Manhattan Beach and in Santa Monica.

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Also affected: Mother's Beach in Marina del Rey and Torrance Beach at Malaga Cove are off limits as well. Wait, there's more...

The rain in L.A means... that sea of yellow dots is due to forecast rain, which often causes issues in an area near storm drains. Those cautions are in place through Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 a.m..

Get the latest info: L.A. County beach conditions are available 24 hours a day at 1-800- 525-5662