A closed beach in Del Mar in March. Photo by Emily Jennewein

The Del Mar City Council voted 5-0 on Friday to reopen the coastal city’s popular beaches at dawn on Monday with restrictions to ensure social distancing.

Solana Beach and Carlsbad are also expected to reopen their beaches on Monday after the county gave local jurisdictions the go-ahead to permit walking, running, swimming, surfing and paddling.

Del Mar said beachgoers must stay six feet apart from non-household members on the sand and in the ocean. Parking areas will remain closed except for disabled spaces. Del Mar’s summer rules for dogs will apply:

North Beach (29th Street to Solana Beach border) 

  • Off-leash dogs permitted from dawn to 8 a.m. (NEW)
  • Dogs must be leashed at all other times

Main Beach (North boundary of Powerhouse Park to 29th Street)

  • No dogs allowed

South Beach (Powerhouse Park to Torrey Pines State Beach boundary, at 6th Street)

  • Dogs must be leashed

Seagrove Park and Powerhouse Park will remain closed except for beach access points. At those entrances, visitors are asked to take turns to allow for social distancing. Face coverings are required whenever social distancing is not possible.

Del Mar, Carlsbad and Solana Beach are the last cities in San Diego County to reopen their beaches.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.