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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the hours of operation for the Department of Beaches and Harbors?
  2. Can I park for free if I have a disabled placard or license plate?
  3. When do the Los Angeles County Beaches open and close?
  4. What does it cost to park at a Los Angeles County Beach?
  5. Who do I contact to appeal a parking ticket?
  6. How do I obtain a Senior Parking Pass to park at a Los Angeles County Beach?
  7. How do I apply for an Annual Parking Pass?

  8. Who do I call if one of the beach parking machines is broken and I lost my money?

  9. Where can I park my Recreational Vehicle overnight?
  10. What is the weather like at the beach?
  11. Do you offer any beach programs for kids?
  12. Are there any kid-friendly beaches?
  13. Can I bring a class to the beach for a field trip?
  14. Can I get married on a Los Angeles County Beach?
  15. Can I bring a barbecue or make a bonfire on a Los Angeles County Beach?
  16. Can I bring alcoholic beverages to a Los Angeles County Beach?
  17. Can I smoke on L.A. County beaches?
  18. Can I bring a pet to a Los Angeles County Beach?
  19. Can I have a party on a Los Angeles County Beach?
  20. Is there hang gliding along the beach?
  21. Can I contact the Lifeguards?
  22. Is overnight camping or sleeping permitted on a Los Angeles County Beach?
  23. Are fireworks permitted on a Los Angeles County Beach?
  24. Is amplified music permitted on a Los Angeles County Beach?
  25. Do you have any safety tips I should be aware of while enjoying a Los Angeles County Beach?
  26. Are there any nude beaches in Los Angeles County?
  27. There is a seal, dolphin or whale stranded on the beach. Who do I call?
  28. Can I film on a Los Angeles County Beach (other than family photos or videos)?
  29. Can I sell food or things on the beach?
  30. Who do I call for storage for my bicycle or hand-launched boat?
  31. Can I ride a motorized vehicle or electric scooter on the bike path?
  32. Can I have a party at Burton W. Chace Park?
  33. Is there anywhere I can fish without a fishing license?
  34. Can I bring a barbecue to Burton W. Chace Park?
  35. How long can I park my boat at the Guest Docks at Burton Chace Park?
  36. How much does it cost to launch a boat in Marina del Rey?
  37. Which beaches have beach wheelchairs?
  38. Do you provide TTY phone numbers for the hearing impaired?
  39. Who manages the beaches and the land in Marina del Rey?
  40. Who is in charge of billing and accounts receivable for the Department of Beaches and Harbors?

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions