LAGUNA BEACH (AP) — Two Orange County cities are reopening their beaches after they submitted plans to avoid overcrowding and allow for physical distancing in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, state officials said Monday.
The cities of Laguna Beach and San Clemente both submitted plans to reopen their beaches that adhere to Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order, the California Natural Resources Agency said in a statement.
Laguna Beach will only allow active recreation, which means jogging, surfing and swimming are fine but lying in the sun and bringing a cooler aren't, according to a copy of the city's plan. The city will also initially open the beaches only on weekday mornings with plans to expand access over time.
San Clemente reopened its beaches for active use a