Summer Filming Restrictions for L.A. County Beaches

Zuma Beach
Zuma Beach

Summer is nearly upon us, bringing the return of filming restrictions for L.A. County Beaches. All Los Angeles County Beaches will be off-limits for weekend filming beginning this Saturday, May 16th through Sunday, September 6th. This year the Department of Beaches and Harbors has also announced that no beach filming may take place on Friday, May 22rd, in anticipation of Memorial Day WeekendVenice Beach filming and still photography is restricted at Breakwater tower and on all Avenue towers (numbers 18 through 26) on both weekends and weekdays for the same period. Zuma and Surfrider beaches will be closed to filming on both weekends and weekdays as well.

The L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors will continue to review, on a case- by-case basis, all requests to use beach parking lots for crew cars or base camps for off-beach filming on weekdays. This includes the Zuma Parking lot, although the beach itself is closed.

Should you have questions about beach filming availability, please feel free to contact FilmL.A.’s Production Planning Department at 213.977.8600.

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