Plover Season - Beach Status & Rules

 


Plover Season 2019

Restrictions are enforced on all three Vandenberg beaches during the Western Snowy Plover nesting season from March 1 through Sept. 30 to protect the plover, which is listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Volunteer Docents are needed during the season to help balance wildlife protection and visitor recreation.

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.

Beach status and violations count as of 7 August 2019:

  • Surf Beach (OPEN):  27 violations / limit of 50
  • Wall Beach (OPEN):  5 violations / limit of 10
  • Minuteman Beach (OPEN):  1 violations / limit of 10