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Oyster Point Scores "Poor" in Beach Survey

While Heal the Bay's latest report had good news for most California beaches, Oyster Point was one of five in the area that rated "poor" for health and cleanliness.

In a good-news report about the health and cleanliness of California beaches, stuck out like a sore thumb.

This year's annual survey of California beaches by Heal the Bay showed vast improvement in levels of bacteria and pollution across the board, with this year being one of the cleanest yet due to dry weather and strict runoff and pollution controls, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

"California beachgoers can head to the shore with little anxiety this summer, as their beaches are generally very clean," the report stated.

But Oyster Point was one of five beaches in San Mateo County to garner a "poor" rating, along with Pillar Point, Aquatic Park, Lakeshore Park and Kiteboard Beach.

Those beaches tend to be in enclosed areas that foster bacteria, according to the Chronicle.

Beachgoers might like to choose one of the four San Mateo County beaches that had the highest ratings: Sharp Park Beach, Rockaway Beach, Montara State Beach and Dunes Beach.

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SSF Conservative May 28, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Where is Oyster Point Beach? There are mud flats along the shore but where is a beach? The other beaches listed were on the ocean coast, not on the bay.
Joe kielian May 29, 2012 at 03:23 PM
The Oyster point Beach has been around for 50 + years, This small beach near the marina used to be a popular swimming hole . SSF needs to fix it up,bring in sand and more tables. It would be nice to see one of the two large companies next to the marina step up, you know who you are!!!
Drew Himmelstein (Editor) May 29, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Thanks, Joe. Like SSF Conservative, I can't really imagine it being a popular swimming destination these days. When was the last height of its popularity?

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