San Diego Law Review

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This Comment examines the issue of the liability of coastal communities for injuries resulting from natural conditions on public beaches. The author argues that Section 831.2 of the Tort Claims Act specifically provides governmental immunity for injuries caused by natural conditions of unimproved public property, but that recent judicial decisions have undermined this immunity in cases involving injuries that have occurred along California's coast. The author argues that the California legislature needs to intervene and reestablish the protection that section 831.2 was meant to provide to California's coastal communities.