New! 2016-17 Annual Beach Report Card

Heal the Bay assigned A-to-F grades to over 400 beaches up and down the California coast, based on levels of weekly bacterial pollution. Read a summary of our Annual Beach Report Card.

This Year’s Beach Bummers…

See whether your favorite beach made an appearance on our infamous Beach Bummers List, which puts the spotlight on the most polluted beaches in California.

Our Impact

Beach cleanups are just the beginning. Heal the Bay staff work to mobilize L.A.’s many diverse communities to protect our coastline, revitalize our urban waterways, and speak out for smart water policy.

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Take Part

Ripples become waves. Join our vibrant community of Wavemakers by volunteering, making a donation, or adding your voice to one of our Core Campaigns.

Get Involved

Visit Our Aquarium

Steps from the ocean, an underwater wonderland awaits. Our kid-friendly Santa Monica Pier Aquarium features 100+ species of marine life that live right offshore.

Dive In

Summit to Sea

Healing the Bay starts farther inland than you might think. Take an interactive trip with us as we follow water’s journey from the Sierras to Santa Monica Bay.