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- 98%Family Travelers
- 66%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 66%Budget Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Local Culture
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- Huntington State BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Oct 01, 2013
Did someone say beach bonfire??? Well if that is in your plans this is just about the only beach you can still do this at in all of LA/OC. So if I were you, I would get my bootie moving early in the day to get here and ensure a pit was obtained for me and my friends…
So the real reason this beach is special is nothing to do with the water, the waves, the location, the people, etc. It is almost entirely due to the bonfire pits. Granted having lots of parking a nice wide strip of sand that is hospitable to football games, volleyball matches, frisbee, sand castles, bonfires, big group events all makes this place super awesome.
Pro Tip #1: Parking is cash only!
You can bbq/tailgate here as well. It is definitely one of the best things to do in So Cal for a cheap price and a huge fun quotient with your friends. Some of the other things that you can do here are; ride bikes, skateboard, rollerblade/skate, surf, body surf, boogie board, skim board, swim, fly kites, honestly the list is never ending. The boardwalk is a very handy thing as well.
Pro tip #2: If you want to drink, do not use bottles/cans. Use an alternate container to hold the liquid appropriately out of view…
The sand here is pretty clean and doesn’t have a lot of debris/trash/etc in it. This is a huge help for those who want to spend time here with their families and friends in a safe way.
The worst things about this beach are pretty universal for beaches. The bathrooms are disgusting, smelly, and you don’t want to deal with a #2 here unless there are no other options at all! The parking does not allow for in/out privileges. Sometimes the parking is completely full and you are unable to find a parking space within a mile of the beach.
Overall this is one of my favorite beaches primarily because of being able to go have giant bonfires and fun. Hope you enjoy it as well.
- Huntington State BeachMember ofBusiness TravelersFamily TravelersSep 13, 2013
Known for its surfing and wide, sandy beaches and varied activities, this beach is fun for the whole family. Food & drink, lifeguards, rest rooms, showers, picnic areas, and fire rings.
- Huntington State BeachSep 13, 2013
If you are heading to Huntington Beach, I recommend the area right south of where Warner hits PCH. The beach is wide, and clean and there is some metered parking, otherwise it's $15 to park in the State Park Parking lot from where you have access to the area of the beach that has the fire pits. If you are planning to have a bon fire on the beach, be sure you get there early, since it's first come first serve. The beach from there going all the way south to where Main Street meets PCH is great for families with kids, although the surf in this area can be quite rough. Very popular with surfers that are always fun to watch! Right by the Huntington Beach Pier, you will find a bike rental place and there is a great path going all the way from Huntington to Long Beach, so you can exercise, tan and enjoy the beautiful ocean views!
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- Huntington State BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Apr 22, 2013
Bonfire and beach! Yeeessssssssssssssssssssss! This was awesome. We all met up for an experience this event. This was a great place to host, since we all love this beach. Brian B hosted this event. We had everything from Baca Ball, vollyball, to some great grillin. The weather was great, Being 114 in the San Fernando Valley, this was the most logical place to be. At night was even more awesome because it was Bon Fire time. I broke down an old table (Aka dropped it from the patio, then broke it down), and purchased a packet of firewood from Ralph's, (yes, there is a huge firewood place down the hill from us, but Ralph s was sufficient), to fuel the fire. Smores galore baby! It was a great time. Food, drinks, and some other group around us had some back issues so they were getting there herb on :).
Great beach, great waves, great weather. Only advise, get there early to avoid the $15 parking, but sometimes its the best place to park when you have coolers and wood to haul up to the beach. Get there early anyways to get a great spot in the $15 area.
- Huntington State BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 2Jan 05, 2013
Nice open sand beach with a great view. Located off the PCH and easy to spot. Long shoreline that eventually leads to shopping and food places off the side . Not as crowded as some of the other beaches nearby but if you park next to the beach, that will run you about 10 dollars
- Huntington State BeachCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
I grew up in Hawaii, so my first impression of Huntington Beach wasn't the greatest. It seemed crowded and busy and big and full of surrounding traffic...
Now, I realize, that it's part of the charm. There are a number of restaurants and shops in the area, and even a statue of Duke. I wouldn't mind coming back and spending a significant amount of time here, and soaking the area and the sun in.
Address:17851 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Total Reviews:33 Reviews
Open Hours:Dawn-9p (DST), dawn-7p (PST)
Phone:+1 714 536 1454