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2011 Update

We've enjoyed safe, alcohol-free beaches for 3 years now. What a difference! This success would not have been possible without the tireless support of San Diego's North City Prevention Coalition. Thanks to their guidance, along with the support of many community members and donors, we were able to bring safe beaches back to San Diego... and we're loving it!

Here's some stories about our successes:
6/24/11 Beach Booze Ban Endures Sands of Time
08/21/09 Police say Alcohol Arrests of Underaged off 30%
08/21/09 Underage Drinking Citations Drop 29 Percent in San Diego
8/13/09 San Diego, A drinking Town with a Beach Problem (PowerPoint | Handout)

We left this site up to help any other groups that may be working for safe beaches in their community. Most of the functionality is disabled but, if you would like a copy of this site or if we can help you in any way please email us.


3.jpgWe are residents of San Diego County and we want our beaches to be fun and safe. 

Whether you come to swim, skimboard, boogieboard, surf, look for seashells, investigate tide pools, dig for sand crabs, jog, fish, sunbathe, build sand castles or just watch the sunset... we want you to be able to do so safely. 

We believe the abuse of alcohol has reached a point where there is no alternative other than a city ordinance making all San Diego City beaches, including Mission Bay, alcohol-free.

Click here to view the shocking videos of the San Diego Pacific Beach Labor Day Riot as well as other images of current conditions.

The San Diego City Council has taken the opportunity to stand up for public safety and voted YES! to creating an alcohol-free beach and parks ordinance.

Click here to send a message to your Council Member expressing your complete support now!

Safe Beaches is a growing coalition of city residents, concerned citizens, regular visitors, businesses, and community groups who support Councilman Kevin Faulconer and other San Diego City Council Members in their leadership to have alcohol-free beaches and parks.

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