Amy Smart, Ali Larter Hit the Sand at Heal the Bay Beach Gala

Michael Tran
Amy Smart (left) and Ali Larter

Hollywood headed to the shore to help raise over $1 million for the charity.

L.A.-area ocean and beach advocate Heal the Bay on Thursday night held its annual fundraiser on the sand at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica, drawing Hollywood to the shore. Actress and Heal the Bay board member Amy Smart presented an award to the Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division, admitting, “I’ve had a schoolgirl crush on a lifeguard or two.”

Signaling to the ocean behind her, Andie MacDowell said she was grateful to “claim this as my front yard,” adding, in her South Carolina drawl, “there is still a lot of care and tending and protecting that needs to be done.”

Actress and avid surfer Perrey Reeves lauded California’s State Water Resources Control Board chair Felicia Marcus as “no nonsense ... but you’ll never meet a nicer water czar,” before handing her Heal the Bay’s Dorothy Green Award, named after the org’s founder.

CAA’s Ted Miller, Loeb & Loeb partner Scott Zolke, 72andSunny CEO John Boiler, actors Ali Larter and husband Hayes MacArthur, Eric Balfour, Sharon Lawrence, Troy Garity and Ireland Baldwin also were among the 1,000 guests who raised $1 million for Heal the Bay.

BAY BABES: Andie MacDowell (left) and Ireland Baldwin attend the fundraiser. (Photo: Getty Images)