State Beach Parking Lots Closing for 4th of July Weekend

To reduce the density at California State Beaches, the State of California has closed all State beach parking lots in Southern California for the 4th of July weekend beginning Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5. For Encinitas, this includes the San Elijo State Beach north day use lot, the Cardiff Seaside Beach, and Cardiff Reef parking lots. For more information, visit the California State Parks’ Fourth of July Weekend Safety Measures page.

Restaurants, Bars, Breweries, and Wineries

Per the San Diego County Health Order, starting July 1, restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries must close nightly by 10 PM. Bars, wineries, and breweries without a food license, will be closed until further notice unless an arrangement with a neighboring food serving establishment has been made.  Food can only be served to customers seated at a table and alcohol can only be consumed by customers ordering food.

If you go out to a restaurant you must wear a facial covering, maintain social distancing, and wash your hands frequently.

Celebrate the 4th with your Family/Household

With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in San Diego County and across California, celebrate this holiday weekend with only members of a single family or same household to prevent the spread of the virus.  The County Public Health Order still prohibits all public or private gatherings that bring together more than one person (who are not members of a single family or same household) in a single indoor or outdoor space at the same time (view the county COVID-19 webpage click HERE). Play it safe this year and celebrate at home to keep your family healthy.

Heading to the beach?

When heading to the beach:

  • Wear a face covering when in crowded areas, using beach stair accesses, and anywhere you are closer than six feet to others.
  • Only gather with members of a single family or same household.

“Be safe, be smart, keep six feet apart” at all times and wear a face covering.

Stay up to date on the latest COVID information in Encinitas by checking the City’s website: https://coronavirus.encinitasca.gov/.

Fireworks on the 4th

As a reminder, fireworks are dangerous: they can cause severe burn injuries and spark a structure fire or wildfire. Fireworks have always been and continue to be illegal in San Diego County.

Have a safe, healthy, and fun 4th of July!

For information or questions, please contact Tom Bokosky, Director of Human Resources at (760) 633-2631 or [email protected].