Cowell Beach

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Northern California Beaches Dominate List Of State’s Dirtiest

Last week we learned that Santa Cruz’s Cowell Beach ranked as the dirtiest sand strip in the state, according to Heal the Bay’s annual survey of conditions. However, a closer look at the data shows far more Northern California spots on their “Beach Bummer” list than SoCal locations for the first time in recent years. The designation means that researchers recorded the lowest water quality during the year at those locations.

05/29/2014

Santa Cruz Cowell Beach Most Polluted

Santa Cruz’s Cowell Beach Ranks Top On ‘Beach Bummer’ Most Polluted List

A stretch of beach near the wharf in Santa Cruz has the dubious distinction of having the worst water quality on the West Coast, according to a new report.

05/23/2014

Baker Beach

Bay Area Beaches Get Clean Report Cards For 2012

Bacteria levels at beaches all over the Bay Area have improved dramatically since last year, so beach goers can enjoy the shore without worry this summer, environmentalists said Thursday.

05/24/2012

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