The LA County Board of Supervisors has raised fines on “Illegal Beach Activity.”
Yes, it is illegal to throw a football or a frisbee on Los Angeles County beaches this summer. Throw a football or a frisbee and you can be fined $250, $500 or up to $1,000.
Los Angeles County Code Title 17, Section 49, 17.12.430 Ball-playing Restrictions between Memorial Day and Labor Day:
It is unlawful for any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll any ball, tube or light object other than a beach ball or volleyball upon or over any beach in Los Angeles County.
Except in an area designated for such use or when the person first obtains a permit by the Director to conduct such activity.
Except for when the person first obtains previous authorization from the Fire Chief or ocean lifeguard to conduct such activity.
It pays to get to know your Life Guard! Water polo is allowed in or above the Pacific Ocean.
Section 53, 17.12.480 G. No person shall swim, surf, skin dive, scuba dive or otherwise recreate within 100 feet of any pier.
Section 38, 17.12.310 Disturbances Prohibited: A person shall not disturb the peace and quiet of any Los Angeles County beach.
We hold these truths to be self-evident:
- [A] that all men are created equal.
- [B] that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.
- [C] that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Section 30, 17.12.205 Sand-Digging Prohibited: No person shall dig a hole deeper than 18 inches into the sand.