The Orange County Board of Supervisors were in favor of sending an active-recreation plan to California Gov. Newsom for reopening beaches Tuesday.
The vote was 3-2.
That means Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, and Dana Point Beaches reopen with restrictions in place including adhering to social distancing. State officials will permit those beaches in the three cities to reopen this week, according to various media outlets including the LA Times.
Newport Beach was able to reopen its coastline Wednesday, according to the California Natural Resources Agency in a tweet. The beach can be used for active recreational use including walking, surfing, running, kayaking. Sunbathing and playing volleyball are prohibited. Beach parking lots will remain closed.
The California Natural Resources Agency said in a tweet "The cities of Huntington Beach, Dana Point and Seal Beach have received approval from state agencies to begin safely restoring public access to the beaches that they operate effective today. For more details, residents should consult their city's website."
According to the California Natural Resources Agency in a press release: "The plans include a range of measures to avoid overcrowding and enable safe physical distancing on the beach. Local residents should consult their city’s website for details regarding beach access."
Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) issued a statement Tuesday:
"Orange County is best served when local, county, and state governments coordinate to protect residents' mental and physical health," said Rouda on her website. "This week, Governor Newsom's office has expeditiously reviewed and approved local leaders’ plans to reopen beaches across coastal Orange County.”