You can walk and bike on beach paths starting Monday, but there are new rules

Bike paths and walking paths along the beach will reopen in Long Beach on Monday, May 11, but they’ll have strict new rules about social distancing. Tennis centers also will be allowed to reopen Monday with new restrictions.

Here are the safety protocols Long Beach announced today:

For the beach bike and pedestrian paths:
  • Stay at least 6 feet from others who are not members of your household at all times.
  • Avoid crowded areas.
  • Do not gather in groups or linger at any one location, except as needed for brief rests.
  • Face coverings are required when in close contact with other people but are not required while engaging in physically-distanced exercise.

All other areas of the beach and beach parking lots remain closed. Beach bathrooms will be open.

For tennis centers:
  • They are required to implement a “Tennis Physical Distancing Protocol” prior to reopening.
  • Pro shops are allowed for curbside pickup only.
  • Restaurants and concessions are for takeout only.

Additionally, public parks continue to be open for activities like walking, running and biking. Park parking lots will reopen May 11, but social gatherings and picnics are not allowed at parks or park parking lots. Beach parking lots will remain closed until further notice.

For more information on what you can and can’t do in Long Beach and L.A. County click here.

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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.