The California Coastal Commission was recently involved in an enforcement action in the area along Beach Road where residents hired a security guard to illegally keep people off the beach in front of the homes. The Coastal Commission got the homeowners to agree to stop their security guard from taking such actions in the future. As part of the settlement, the Coastal Commission published a set of maps that show the easements along the beach where the public can use dry sand.
The public can legally enter the beach from either the Poche end (near Camino Capistrano & Pacific Coast Highway) and walk or recreate below the mean high tide line (MHTL). In addition, they can utilize the dry sand areas as indicated on the maps.