Lonely Planet Writer

Showers turned off at California beaches

In the face of the ongoing drought affecting the state, officials in California have announced a new water-conserving measure – turning off  all showers and ‘rinse stations’ at state beaches from Wednesday, 15 July.

California's beach showers to be turned off to save water.
California’s beach showers to be turned off to save water. Image by Antti T. Nissinen / CC BY 2.0

The measures will also extend to state parks where visitors use an average of 25 gallons a day. For anyone worried about getting sand in their cars after a day at the beach, the press release offers suggestions on how to avoid this. Read more: parks.ca.gov