Plover Season / Beach Violation Counts

Plover Update

Plover Season 2018

Restrictions are enforced on all three Vandenberg beaches from March 1 through Sept. 30 to protect the plover, which is listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Partial beach closures are currently in place as of March 1, 2018. 

Beach Hours:

Surf Beach - Open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wall and Minuteman beaches open daily from sunrise to sunset.

To ensure continued access to these beaches, read and follow the rules on the posted signage to avoid violations and beach closure.

Violation counts as of May 23, 2018

  • Surf Beach:  23 violations  /  Limit of 50 for the season
  • Wall Beach:  1 violations  /  Limit of 10 for the season
  • Minuteman:  5 violations  /  Limit of 10 for the season