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Huntington Beach Beaches information:

There are four major beaches comprising the 9.3 miles of oceanfront sand in Huntington Beach as follows from North to South:

Sunset Beach: 1 mile of beaches with houses located on the sand. Public beaches and lifeguard services available. 2 hotels on ocean side of the major street, Pacific Coast Highway. Those hotels include Travelodge and Santana Inn.

Bolsa Chica State Beach: Across the street is the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve wetlands for migrating birds. This state beach features year-round RV camping, picnic grills, bonfire rings, a visitor center, seasonal snack bar, public restrooms and outdoor showers, and catering services. The paved beach path begins here and extends all 8.3 miles through Huntington Beach to Huntington State Beach. See

Huntington City Beach (including Dog Beach): City beach begins on the north with Huntington Dog Beach which extends essentially from its northern perimeter to Seapoint Street on Pacific Coast Highway. The beach includes an iconic Huntington Beach Pier, bonfire rings near the Hyatt Hotel and currently four hotels across the street from the beach as follows from north to south: Sun 'n Sands, Best Western Huntington Beach Inn, Shorebreak Hotel, Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort and Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa Resort & Spa.  Volleyball nets, beach concessions, rentals, a paved strand, parking lots and metered parking are some of the attractions. Plus, this is the only beach with oceanview dining on the beach at Duke's Huntington Beach and Sandy's Beach Grill.

Huntington State Beach: Huntington Beach's southernmost beach bordering Newport Beach features picnic tables, volleyball nets, beach concessions, bonfire rings, plenty of parking, rentals and optional catering. The paved beach path passes through the beach here. The beach actually ends near the Santa Ana River where it feeds into the Pacific Ocean.  See

Rentals, Bicycles, Boogie Boards, Rollerblades, Inline Skates
Surf Boards, Wetsuits are available at several places on the beach and on Main Street.  On Main Street you'll find rentals at Huntington Surf and Sport  300 Pacific Coast Highway - 714-841-4000 

Surf Rental Information Bicycles, tandems, boogie boards, wet suits, bicycles, inline skates, surfboards, surf lessons, volleyballs, more. Two beach locations: Zack's Pier Plaza and Zack's Too. Firewood for fire rings. Beach catering for anniversaries, corporate group building events, family gatherings, birthdays and all your informal get-togethers. 

Sunset Yacht Sales  16862 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Bch 714-846-5595
Enterprise will pick up
Super Shuttle picks up at hotels
Skate and Hockey 16091 Gothard 714-841-6572
Bonfires at fire rings on Huntington and Bolsa Chica state beaches are free, parking $6. HB 714/ 536-1454, Bolsa Chica 714/ 846-3460. Arrive early in Summer. 
Zack's Too for $5, will reserve a fire pit on the beach for you
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Permitted: Weddings on the beach with permit and bonfires are allowed in fire pits at Bolsa Chica State Beach and Huntington City Beach and Huntington State Beach south of the pier (must bring own firewood). Huntington State Beach (Pacific Coast Highway from Brookhurst to Beach Blvd.) and Bolsa Chica State Beach (Pacific Coast Highway from Seapoint to Warner) Special Events such as Weddings and Group Picnic Reservations, call 714-377-9422 or for Huntington City Beach (Pacific Coast Highway from Seapoint to Beach Blvd.) call: 714-536-5281.  To participate as a vendor in the Farmer's Market or Art-A-Faire, you can call these numbers:  Orange County Farm Bureau 714-573-0374 OR  Arts & Crafts call Pam Fellows 714-846-5509.

Conveniently located near major attractions, there are Disneyland, California Adventure and Knotts Berry Farm, all less than 15 miles away.  Within this distance you can also board a boat to Catalina Island from either Newport or Long Beach, visit the Aquarium of the Pacific and Queen Mary Ship, check out one of the world's largest skate parks, Van's at The Block, where you can shop for cool stuff or enjoy the upscale Gucci and Godiva at South Coast Plaza. 

Attractions still within the 15 mile range include an actual pyramid which is one of three in the nation and is located in Long Beach, the Crystal Cathedral which offers a towering tribute to positive thinking in Garden Grove, an historic adobe in Costa Mesa, a rambling Rancho Los Alamitos in Bixby Hills, the ornate Christian Broadcast Network headquarters in Costa Mesa and one of the finest libraries in the west, Central Library in Huntington Beach, which was built by the famous architects Richard and Dion Neutra.

Summers in Huntington Beach are the busiest time of year with annual events that include surfing, skateboard and BMX competitions, a huge July 4th parade and a unique equestrian competition on rarely seen grass lawns. Huntington Beach is made for those who love being outdoors and people come to experience the waves, ride the skate parks and paths and lay on the sandy beach. People love to sit along Main Street, too, and dine on delicious foods while watching the parade of swim suits, surf boards and traffic pass through a 5 block stretch of shops and outdoor cafes. It's a casual place where the only suit you'll need is a swim suit or wet suit. Leave the ties at home, because even the finest restaurants in town do not require them. 

FAQ's (Frequently answered questions) - No tent camping is allowed in Huntington Beach, the RV camping numbers are: City Beach--Sunset Vista  714-536-5280   State Beach--Bolsa Chica 714-846-3460 or 800-444-7275 (call for reservations information). No liquor is allowed on Huntington Beaches (California legal drinking age is 21). Bonfires are allowed in fire pits at Bolsa Chica State Beach and State Beaches south of the pier (must bring own firewood). No fireworks are allowed in Huntington Beach.  Weddings are allowed by permit on the beach. To participate as a vendor in the Farmer's Market or Art-A-Faire, you can call these numbers:  Orange County Farm Bureau 714-573-0374 OR  Arts & Crafts call Pam Fellows 714-846-5509. Beach hours: Huntington City Beach: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., State Beaches: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Huntington Beach Pier: 5 a.m. to Midnight.