Heal the Bay's annual summer report card for California beaches is in and 96 of the 104 monitored spots throughout the county earned "A's". The non-profit environmental group surveyed data from local health agencies from Memorial Day through Labor Day and averaged the results to come up with a grade for summer 2007.
The West End at Baby Beach in Dana Point, Huntington State Beach at Magnolia Street, and North Beach at Doheny racked up solid "D's" while Poche Beach in San Clemente got the only "F" in the county.
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The grades only consider bacteria levels – including from fecal waste - so trash strewn and chemically toxic beaches can still get a pass. Happy swimming.