Newport beach Closure

Operator error spills 1,000 gallons of sewage

Bayside Drive Beach to China Cove Closed

Newport Beach, CA- The OC Health Care Agency’s Environmental Health division has closed the bay water area from Bayside Drive Beach to China Cove due to a sewage spill.

The sewage spill of approximately 1,000 gallons was caused by an operator error during routine maintenance of a sewer main line in Newport Beach.

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Closed until acceptable levels

The affected bay water area will remain closed to ocean water contact sports until the results of follow-up water quality monitoring meet acceptable standards.

For information regarding Orange County ocean, bay or harbor postings and closures, please call (714) 433-6400 or visit

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