Sun Kissed Grades for San Diego's Beaches

78 out of 79 beaches receive A or B grades

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    A surfer rides the waves at Ewa Beach.

    Water-quality at San Diego's beaches has made a significant improvement in the last several years.

    According to the Heal the Bay report, 78 of the 79 monitored beaches won an A or B grade. The county has completed multiple projects to improve its beach water quality, including numerous storm drain diversions into their sewage systems during the summer months.

    However, this summer two known sewage spills led to beach closures. From Dog Beach to Stub Jetty in Ocean Beach was closed for 2 days in late June due to an estimated 14,850 gallon spill that fed into the San Diego River. The other spill at the Oceanside Pier was closed from August 10 till August 12.

    Pacific Beach Point received an F grade due to bacterial remains that cannot be flushed out.