Open Access at Strands Beach

Aug. 25th Update: The City of Dana Point has once again failed to comply with the June 2011 judgment to remove gates and apply for a coastal development permit.

A 14 day Writ of Mandate was formally served to the city on August 9th.  As of August 23rd, the city has ignored the public's interest in regard to beach access, not to mention expended almost $300,000 in legal fees.

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When the Headlands and Strands development project was approved by the California Coastal Commission, the City of Dana Point and Sanford Edward, the project developer, agreed to provide “maximum” access to Strands beach via access ways on the north, central and south ends of the Strands development. The access ways to the north and south of the project are not gated and provide access during all beach hours. The Mid and Central Strands access ways have been gated and the hours have been limited to 8 AM to 7 PM during the summer months and 8 AM to 5 PM during winter months. The gates and limited hours restrict the most direct access to the beach, violate the agreement made when the project was approved and violate the Coastal Act. Any limitation of access requires a permit from the Coastal Commission.

Sign the petition below to tell the Dana Point City Council to open the access at Strands Beach!

As those who value access to California's beaches, we hereby urge the City of Dana Point to immediately open the Mid and Central Strand Beach Access ways (remove the gates) and seek a Coastal Development Permit from the California Coastal Commission for any beach access limitations.
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    Number Date Name Location Feel free to leave a comment:
    2395 Wed Mar 19 18:34:31 EDT 2014 Heather Sblendorio CA
    2394 Tue Mar 18 23:01:38 EDT 2014 Brendan Dilloughery San Juan Capistrano, CA
    2393 Tue Feb 25 11:53:59 EST 2014 Anonymous Dana Point, CA The City of Dana Point continually ignores the wishes of the majority of the people in favor of pleasing the wealthier residents and large developmental corporations.
    2392 Mon Feb 10 16:19:47 EST 2014 Joseph Altamirano Escondido, CA
    2391 Tue Jan 07 20:51:56 EST 2014 William Medina Capistrano Beach, CA
    2390 Wed Dec 11 17:09:01 EST 2013 Richard McConaughy Mission Viejo, CA
    2389 Fri Nov 15 19:08:55 EST 2013 marilyn mineo paladin Tarzana, CA
    2388 Fri Nov 15 19:08:55 EST 2013 marilyn mineo paladin Tarzana, CA
    2387 Fri Nov 15 19:08:53 EST 2013 marilyn mineo paladin Tarzana, CA
    2386 Mon Nov 11 18:06:30 EST 2013 Megan Vidal Laguna Niguel, CA
    2385 Tue Oct 22 16:33:04 EDT 2013 carl martin aliso viejo, CA
    2384 Tue Oct 22 15:44:54 EDT 2013 Lance Lew Mission Viejo, CA
    2383 Tue Oct 22 15:43:22 EDT 2013 Betty Lew Laguna Hills, CA
    2382 Mon Sep 30 19:43:33 EDT 2013 Mary-Caitlin Jordan CA
    2381 Sun Sep 29 05:48:43 EDT 2013 TIM Kaufman Atascadero, CA
    2380 Sun Sep 29 05:40:38 EDT 2013 TIM Kaufman Atascadero, CA
    2379 Sat Sep 14 19:31:52 EDT 2013 Deanne Crane Dana point, CA
    2378 Mon Sep 09 19:44:08 EDT 2013 Paul Wyne Irvine, CA Beaches are one of the last free entertainment and public beauty points remaining in Southern California. Protection of the rights of many versus the few is a fight that must in the publics interest.
    2377 Fri Aug 16 12:59:02 EDT 2013 Kody Diaz san clemente, CA
    2376 Sat Aug 03 22:42:21 EDT 2013 Laurie brumage Capistrano Beach, CA
    2375 Sat Aug 03 22:42:18 EDT 2013 Laurie brumage Capistrano Beach, CA
    2374 Fri Jul 26 16:47:41 EDT 2013 Gary Zambrano CA
    2373 Fri Jul 26 16:27:08 EDT 2013 William Bregon Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    2372 Fri Jul 12 13:08:38 EDT 2013 Anonymous laguna niguel, CA It's important that we all have access to our "PUBLIC" beaches without restrictions!The waterfront should not be restricted! I have been going to Strands Beach since 1984 and live here for the ocean!
    2371 Mon Jul 08 14:35:02 EDT 2013 michelle chen Capistrano Beach, CA
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