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Beach Now Closed to Protect Seals

The beach at and around the Carpinteria harbor seal rookery closed on Dec. 1 and will remain closed through May 31 to protect the seals during the pupping season. The closure, which applies to 750 feet to the east and west of the Casitas Pier, ensures that mothers and pups are not disturbed. Please respect the closure and help us protect these marine mammals. Disturbing seals is prohibited by the Federal Marine Mammal Protection Act, which can impose a fine up to $10,000 and or one year in prison. Learn more at