The Navy will conduct a three-week search at its two beaches along the Silver Strand to uncover any munitions that might have been left behind and undiscovered.
The Navy uses beaches south of the Naval Amphibious Base for training and said the search is being done “to determine the nature and extent of munitions at the sites.”
The beaches are closed to the public. Officials say they are coordinating with Caltrans and the city; there is a chance that public portions of the strand, including the Bayshore Bikeway or the state Route 75, could be briefly closed if a more extensive search is required.
The city notes that the project is routine and the not result of any concerns or reports about ordnance on the beach.