By Daniel Ritz

On July 16, OC Parks confirmed that the fire pits at Capistrano Beach Park are to be removed later in July. Continued coastal erosion has caused increased repair costs as well as being deemed a public safety hazard. Recently, nails and screws from wood being used as firewood in the pits has been spread throughout the beach after high-tide events.

Photo: Capo Cares

It is not sustainable for us (financially) to have someone unbury them each time a swell washes over the pits,” an OC Parks representative confirmed via telephone on July 16.

OC Parks stated that no other Dana Point County operated beach facilities are scheduled to be removed at this time.

No official date has been set for the pits removal.

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  • Hi Daniel – We just heard from OCParks that two of the fire pits will be removed and relocated to the north side of the beach (i.e. to the right as you enter the parking lot). This area has a little more beach area which might preclude some of the problems. Thank you to OC Parks for trying to save at least part of this popular beach attraction!

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