Oregon Health Authority (OHA) issued last September 28 a public health advisory regarding the rising level of fecal bacteria in the waters of Cannon Beach and Tolovana State Park. People are advised to avoid contact within its waters until the bacteria level stabilizes.
Visitors are not allowed to go to any pool of water, creeks, and water runoff flowing into the ocean.
High levels of fecal bacteria are highly unsafe and dangerous as they could lead to watery diarrhea, stomach cramps or pain, dehydration, vomiting, fever, and more.
OHA will keep testing the ocean waters and will inform the public once the advisory is lifted, for the meantime, other activities are still allowed on the beach ground like volleyball, picnic, walking, etc.