Santa Monica beach and pier. Photo by John Schreiber.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is cautioning people about high bacteria levels at Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey and the Santa Monica Pier.

The health department issued an Ocean Water Use Warning for those beaches on Wednesday — urging caution for people planning to swim, surf or play in ocean waters at those locations.

The department said the warning was issued due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested.

A similar warning was lifted for Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu.

Information on beach conditions is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-525-5662, or PublicHealth.LACounty.gov/Beach/.

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