Three Point Loma beach areas make ‘Honor Roll’ for water quality

Sunset Cliffs is one of the San Diego County beach areas that made Heal the Bay's "Honor Roll" for water quality.
(Nelvin C. Cepeda / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Fifteen beach areas in San Diego County, including three in Point Loma, offer fantastic water conditions, according to the annual report by environmental group Heal the Bay.

The Santa Monica-based nonprofit assigned letter grades to 500 beaches across California. Grades were based on the levels of fecal bacterial pollution in the ocean, as measured by county health agencies.

Heal the Bay’s 2022 Beach Report Card, released June 22, listed 15 San Diego County locations on its “Honor Roll” for perfect water-quality grades. They include spots near the Point Loma Lighthouse, Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sunset Cliffs at Ladera Street.

Other local beach areas that made the Honor Roll are in Mission Beach, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad and Oceanside.

San Diego County had the second-most beaches on the Honor Roll, trailing only Orange County.

To see the full report card, go to

— Point Loma-OB Monthly staff contributed to this report.


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