City of Encinitas closes beaches


In support of regional efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), effective at midnight March 23 and beginning on Tuesday, March 24, the City of Encinitas is closing all city beaches, access points to beaches, and parking lots adjacent to beaches until further notice.

Per California Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement March 23, the state is closing all parking lots at state beaches to deter people from congregating and unintentionally spreading the novel coronavirus. For additional information on the state parks COVID-19 response, visit the California Department of Parks and Recreation website.

Additionally, the cities of San Diego, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Carlsbad are also taking similar measures of closing their beaches and parking lots. Encinitas staff will be placing signs notifying residents of the beach closures. All community members are asked to continue following the State of California’s current Stay at Home public health order, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines regarding handwashing, sanitizing and social distancing.

For most up-to-date information on the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit For information or questions, contact Tom Bokosky, director of Human Resources at (760) 633-2631 or -- City news release