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South Casa Beach to close next week in La Jolla

City to close beach south of Children’s Pool Nov. 12 due to lifeguard tower construction

City of San Diego workers are installing signs to let the public know of the planned, one-month closure of South Casa beach to accomodate construction on the Children’s Pool lifeguard tower project. All external work on the tower must cease before the seals’ five-month pupping season begins on Dec.
City of San Diego workers are installing signs to let the public know of the planned, one-month closure of South Casa beach to accomodate construction on the Children's Pool lifeguard tower project. All external work on the tower must cease before the seals' five-month pupping season begins on Dec. 15.

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 the walkway to South Casa beach and the beach itself will be closed to public access because of the construction work on the La Jolla Children’s Pool Lifeguard Station. A new walkway will be installed, requiring the demolition and removal of the current walkway. The beach closure is required to ensure the safety of the public during this phase of the project. Once the path is removed, there is no safe access for a swimmer to arrive at street level from the beach. The walkway and beach will re-open mid December.

South Casa Beach is located just south of 850 Coast Blvd. across from the Casa de Mañana Retirement Community. Children’s Pool beach, just north of South Casa beach, will remain open during this time, then closing Dec. 15 for the harbor seals five-month birthing season.

San Diego Fire Rescue/Lifeguard Services will continue to have access to South Casa beach via a gate and designated path along the bluff should an emergency occur. In addition, lifeguards will patrol the water near South Casa beach during the closure in the event that a swimmer arrives on the beach.