The massive oil spill from 480,000 liters leaking off the Orange County coast is slowly moving south, threatening marine-protected areas as well as popular beaches. On the coastline of South California, most beaches are closed, with efforts to clean areas impacted by the oil ongoing.
24 May 2020
Los Angeles County beaches are reopening with restrictions after a 47-day closure, but Venice Beach, one of the most popular beaches in the United States, remains mostly quiet. While swimming, surfing, running and walking are allowed, sunbathing or picnicking are forbidden amid the coronavirus pandemic.