Beach restrictions in effect March 15 - Sept. 15 to protect nesting birds


Beachgoers are urged to help recovery efforts of the threatened western snowy plover by staying on the wet sand at snowy plover beaches during nesting season, March 15 – Sept. 15.

Beachgoers will see ropes that identify sensitive plover nesting areas, as well as signs that identify restrictions to protect the small shorebirds during this period. Plover beaches remain open to foot and equestrian traffic on wet, packed sand throughout the nesting season.

All other recreation on plover beaches is off limits on both wet and dry sand, including:

  • Walking your dog (even on a leash)
  • Driving a vehicle
  • Riding a bicycle
  • Camping
  • Burning wood or other materials
  • Flying kites or drones

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