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Surf Beach Closed Until End of Plover Nesting Season


Surf Beach will be closed for the remainder of the Plover nesting season and will reopen on Oct. 1, 2018.  


Beach restrictions are enforced annually on all three Vandenberg beaches (Surf, Wall, and Minuteman) from March 1 through September 30 to protect the Western Snowy Plover, listed as a threatened species under the endangered Species Act, and its nesting habitat. Once a pre-determined threshold of beach violations has been met, Vandenberg is required to close that particular beach for the duration of the nesting season. This is the case with Surf Beach.


Recreational beach access is still available at portions of Wall Beach off 35th Street and Minuteman Beach on North base for the Vandenberg community. No beach access is available at Ocean Beach County Park, however the park remains open.  



To ensure continued access to these beaches, observe and read the posted signage to avoid violations and future beach closures.