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Visit Newport Beach’s Response to the Oil Spill

The City of Newport Beach is working hand-in-hand with Federal, State and local agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, to assess and assist with mitigation efforts in response to the oil spill currently impacting coastal Orange County. The spill has significantly affected both Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, with substantial ecological impacts occurring at our local beaches and wetlands.

At this time, the Pacific Air Show has been cancelled. City beaches will remain open to the public with the water advisory in place. The City asks visitors to remain clear and avoid coming into contact with the oiled areas.

As a coastal community that greatly values its ecological assets, Newport Beach and surrounding cities will continue to do everything in our power to repair, heal and safeguard our marine environments for future neighbors, visitors, and generations. For more information, please contact Newport Beach Public Information Officer, John Pope.


City Issues Beach Advisory in Response to Oil Spill

The City of Newport Beach is advising residents and visitors to avoid contact with ocean water and oiled areas of the beach, following a large oil spill that was identified Saturday off the coast of Newport and Huntington Beach. Oil has been observed on shore in Newport Beach between 52nd street and the Santa Ana River.  

City beaches will remain open to the public with the water advisory in place. Newport Harbor remains open for boating and general recreational use. Huntington Beach has cancelled Day 3 of the Pacific Airshow in response to the spill. 

View the City of Newport Beach’s official release here.

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