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Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach California's Newest Beach Location

Sunset Beach, Calif.--What happens when the cash-strapped County of Orange in California divests its land holdings and removes the 105+ year old community of Sunset Beach from its list of communities it serves' The town was placed in the sphere of influence of nearby Huntington Beach, and as a result, got annexed, despite its efforts to form its own city.

Such is life in Sunset Beach, a town that was made famous through television. Peter Gunn show in the late 1950's used Mother's bar as a set, and Hollywood glam painted an unreal brush in the "Sunset Beach" soap opera, an Aaron Spelling production that ran from 1997-1999. Life in Sunset Beach took on a real Hollywood spin when academy-award winning actress Sandra Bullock and her husband Jesse James bought a beach house on the sand in Sunset Beach. Her accolades brought attention to the community, but her divorce brought even more attention as paparazzi stood outside the home on the community greenbelt with word that Sandra Bullock was moving out.

Sunset Beach has long been known by tourists as the free beach. Just 20 feet away at Bolsa Chica State Beach cars must pay $15 to park and see the beach, while Sunset Beach has featured free parking and beach access. The easy-going lifestyle, traditions such as the annual Mother's Day Art Show, bars with motorcycle crowds at Mother's, Turc's, and classic restaurants such as Captain Jack's, Harpoon Harry's and J.King Neptune's, all are recognized establishments where even the the celebs like to go and be in cognito for the most part.

Sunset Beach is its very own place in heart & soul. Huntington Beach's annexation may change some of that with new licensing fees, new regulations, and more scrutiny on the lifestyle and old ways of doing things, but one thing remains the same--spectacular sunsets continue to grace this beach, and make the town's folk believe that there's nothing like it on earth!

Sunset Aquatic Regional Park features a public launch ramp, covered picnic patios and views of Huntington Harbour and Peter's Landing Marina.

Sunset Aquatic Regional Park
Sunset Way at Edinger
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Sunset Aquatic Regional Park first opened its facilities in 1969. Prior to that, the area was an undeveloped natural waterway adjacent to the huge wildlife area that is still untouched. The park itself includes a 276 slip marina, a public boat launch ramp with multiple lanes, boat and trailer parking, car parking areas, a boat repair yard and public picnic areas.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol office is located at the Sunset Marina Park with Harbor Patrol on site 24 hours a day. The park has picnic facilities that can seat a large number of people. Perfect for gatherings of a casual nature, there are beautiful shade trees throughout the park and surrounding the picnic area.