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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:48 am
Ken Jones


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Location: California

LA County Beaches—which are most important?

Posted by Ken Jones, May 2008

Los Angeles County:

1. Descanso Beach
2. Crescent Beach
3. Pebbly Beach
4. Ben Weston Beach
5. Little Harbor Beach
6. Little Fisherman's Cove
7. Alamitos Bay Beach
8. Belmont Shore
9. Long Beach City Beach
10. Cabrillo City Beach
11. Point Fermin Park
12. White Point County Park
13. Royal Palms County Beach
14. Abalone Cove Beach
15. Malaga Cove
16. Torrance County Beach
17. Redondo County Beach
18. Hermosa City Beach
19. Manhattan County Beach
20. El Porto Beach
21. El Segundo Beach
22. Dockweiler State Beach
23. Mother's Beach
24. Venice City Beach
25. Santa Monica State Beach
26. Will Rogers State Beach
27. Topanga County Beach
28. Las Tunas County Beach
29. Surfrider Beach
30. Malibu Lagoon County Beach
31. Dan Blocker County Beach
32. Escondido Beach
33. Paradise Cove
34. Point Dume County Beach
35. Zuma County Beach
36. Broad Beach
37. El Matador State Beach
38. La Piedra State Beach
39. El Pescador State Beach
40. Nicholas Canyon County Beach
41. Leo Carillo State Beach
42. County Line Beach

Posted by gordo grande

1. Descanso Beach 5
2. Crescent Beach 5
3. Pebbly Beach 4
4. Ben Weston Beach 1
5. Little Harbor Beach 3
6. Little Fisherman's Cove 1
7. Alamitos Bay Beach 3
8. Belmont Shore 10
9. Long Beach City Beach 7
10. Cabrillo City Beach 10
11. Point Fermin Park 7
12. White Point County Park 5
13. Royal Palms County Beach 5
14. Abalone Cove Beach 5
15. Malaga Cove 7
16. Torrance County Beach 10
17. Redondo County Beach 10
18. Hermosa City Beach 10
19. Manhattan County Beach 10
20. El Porto Beach 10
21. El Segundo Beach 10
22. Dockweiler State Beach 10
23. Mother's Beach 1
24. Venice City Beach 10
25. Santa Monica State Beach 7
26. Will Rogers State Beach 10
27. Topanga County Beach 10
28. Las Tunas County Beach 10
29. Surfrider Beach 10
30. Malibu Lagoon County Beach 10
31. Dan Blocker County Beach 8
32. Escondido Beach 8
33. Paradise Cove 7
34. Point Dume County Beach 8
35. Zuma County Beach 10
36. Broad Beach 10
37. El Matador State Beach 8
38. La Piedra State Beach 8
39. El Pescador State Beach 8
40. Nicholas Canyon County Beach5
41. Leo Carillo State Beach 10
42. County Line Beach10

Posted by dompfa ben

Los Angeles County:

1. Descanso Beach
2. Crescent Beach
3. Pebbly Beach
4. Ben Weston Beach
5. Little Harbor Beach
6. Little Fisherman's Cove

Catalina beaches with limited access/fishing pressure. The nearby Lover’s Cove Reserve is likely to be investigated as an area to expand. I HATE to lose Pebbly Beach. Descanso is a semi-private beach better used for drinking a bucket of Coronas. Crescent Beach is basically the boardwalk in Avalon… I don’t see this becoming an MPA. Ben Weston, Little Harbor and Little Fisherman’s Cove have limited fishing access, but they would be a great loss to boaters.

7. Alamitos Bay Beach
8. Belmont Shore
9. Long Beach City Beach
10. Cabrillo City Beach

The location of these beaches will pretty much ensure that MPA’s will be sought in OTHER areas. Making Belmont Shores an MPA would be like designating a working landfill as a state park.

11. Point Fermin Park
12. White Point County Park
13. Royal Palms County Beach
14. Abalone Cove Beach
15. Malaga Cove

One of two “rocky” stretches in LA county (the other being Malibu). This area used to be extremely important to my family for fishing. Private land ownership, sheer cliffs, very limited parking, and extreme fishing pressure in a few designated fishing areas makes this a likely candidate for MPA…except for the tons and tons of DDT on the bottom from the Montrose Chemical Plant!

16. Torrance County Beach
17. Redondo County Beach
18. Hermosa City Beach
19. Manhattan County Beach
20. El Porto Beach
21. El Segundo Beach
22. Dockweiler State Beach
23. Mother's Beach
24. Venice City Beach
25. Santa Monica State Beach

These “south bay” beaches are adjacent to a metropolitan area. They are often fishy, and I’ve fished them all. They’re also often filthy, and see the majority of beach traffic in the area. With the exception of Torrance, I don’t fish any of them very often.

26. Will Rogers State Beach
27. Topanga County Beach
28. Las Tunas County Beach
29. Surfrider Beach
30. Malibu Lagoon County Beach
31. Dan Blocker County Beach
32. Escondido Beach
33. Paradise Cove
34. Point Dume County Beach
35. Zuma County Beach
36. Broad Beach

These “north bay” beaches are also very important surf fishing areas…except for the parts that are lined with beach house after beach house after beach house… THESE AREAS ARE ALREADY DE FACTO MPAs!!! If people can’t get to the beach, people can’t catch fish there, can they? Draw the lines on the map, and call it what it is: A MARINE PROTECTED AREA. These beaches are also very important kayak fishing launch spots. Fishing takes place within a mile of shore in these areas.

37. El Matador State Beach
38. La Piedra State Beach
39. El Pescador State Beach

These three M’bu beaches are very fishy, but are probably not fished as often as other places south. Why? Because they are not as CONVENIENT for people to fish, and they have a high day use fee.

40. Nicholas Canyon County Beach
41. Leo Carillo State Beach
42. County Line Beach

Important kayak fishing beaches. Great surf fishing in these areas…just ask Ginny Wylie.

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