As the heat waves batter down California’s Pacific Coast, many Isla Vistans have decided to spend their weekend afternoons on the beach. 

This past weekend likely saw some of the largest beach crowds in Isla Vista in recent weeks and vastly exceeded the number of people who turned out for this year’s Deltopia. Many beach activities such as beer pong and frisbee also returned from hibernation. 

In the past few days, nearby counties including Ventura County and Orange County — where public beaches remain open — also drew large crowds and raised concerns over the risk of virus transmission from mass gatherings.

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