Sunset Beach

The charming seaside community of Sunset Beach is home to an eclectic variety of shops and spots to grab a bite. This laidback beach town is known for its 1.5-mile stretch of ocean that also runs parallel to the “Green Belt”, a 14-acre park beloved by locals and of course their dogs. With plenty of action sports posts along the Pacific Coast Highway, surfers, sailboarders, and adventure enthusiasts can experience a true Southern California beach experience.  Look for the iconic Water Tower that’s been standing in Sunset Beach since the 1960s. 

Activities in Sunset Beach

Wagner Charters- A family owned and operated business offering fishing charters, tours to Catalina, Harbor tours and more. Learn more here. 

Wagner Charters in Huntington Beach

Wagner Charters in Huntington Beach

Huntington Harbour Boat Rentals- Located in Sunset Beach, Huntington Harbour Boat Rentals has duffy boats, stand-up paddle boards, and kayaks for rent.


Prince Charters, provides a private charter on a classic wooded boat for up to 12 guests or a luxury vintage yacht cruise for up to 30 people in picturesque Huntington Harbour and enjoy local craft beer and wine.

Huntington Beach private boat charters

Sunset Kayak Rentals, explore the beauty of Huntington Harbour by renting stand-up paddleboards or kayaks. Conveniently located in the Huntington Harbour, you will be able to paddle out from the shop in the calm harbour waters.


OEX Sunset Beach, one-stop-shop for all your kayak and stand up paddleboard needs. If you're a first-timer, no problem! OEX offers demos to show you how it's done. It is located on the Huntington Harbour. 


Glow Hot Yoga, nail that healthy yoga glow by trying a heated, non-heated, or stand up paddleboard (SUP) class. Glow’s unique Paddle & Yoga experience guides students through a warm-up paddle in the serene Huntington Harbour. 

Leave the Studio Behind - SUP Yoga


Huntington Harbour

Huntington Beach Harbour Rentals

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Places to Eat & Drink in Sunset Beach

Taco Surf: Cantina outpost offering tacos, burritos & other familiar eats in chill surrounds with a surf theme.

Woody's Diner: Local diner chain serving breakfast, burgers & American comfort food in a retro surf-themed space.

Sam's Fish Camp: Quick-serve seafood of all sorts, plus beer & wine, amid folksy dockside decor with a sunny patio.

Fit Bar Superfood Cafe: A cafe serving up superfoods bowls, smoothies, coffee, and more!

Fit Bar Superfoods Cafe

Fit Bar Superfoods Cafe

Stoney's Pizza: Is a craft pizza restaurant. Their recipes are from a 13x world pizza champion. 

Sunset Pizza and Pasta: Family-friendly restaurant serving up homestyle Italian dishes since 2005. 

Captain Jack's: Laid-back joint lures locals with its classic surf 'n' turf, casual vibe & kitschy decor.

Surf Cafea: Local roaster and neighborhood coffee shop serving up coffee beverages and bakery items.

Captain Jack's in Sunset Beach

Captain Jack's

Golden Road Brewery: Brews with delicious food with views of the Huntington Harbour. 

Ohana Kitchen & Cocktails: Comfortable, relaxing place to enjoy a cocktail, great food, and live music. 

Social Restaurant: American inspired restaurant, offering thoughtfully curated menus with the freshest California ingredients. Coming soon!

Harry's Rooftop Patio & GrillCasual diner serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner classics.

SOCIAL restaurant in Huntington Beach

Social Restaurant 

Harbor House Cafe:  Hearty breakfast, lunch & dinner served 24/7 in a simple setting filled with Hollywood memorabilia.

Pelican IsleNautical-themed haunt offering a casual American menu & an outdoor patio with harbor views.

Romano Cucina: Italian chain offers a low-key ambiance & hearty, shareable portions of traditional favorites.

Harbor House in Sunset Beach

Harbor House Cafe

Golden Olive- Serving up pizza, pasta and pita wraps with vegetarian options. 

Tsunami Sushi- Party-friendly Japanese eatery offers steaks, sushi, cocktails & theatrical teppanyaki grills.

Secret Spot- Chill counter-serve hub in a strip mall with health-conscious bites, vegan options & a smoothie bar.

Tsumani SushiTsunami Sushi

Luli Cafe- Serving up delicious breakfast and lunch items. Try their avocado toast and pancakes!

King Neptune's Restaurant- This long-running bar & eatery offers a large menu of steak, seafood & burgers, plus live music.

The Pocket Burger Shack- Serving up excellent burgers, fries, onion rings, and more.

Pocket Burger in Sunset BeachThe Pocket Burger Shack

Himalayan Grill- Indian, Nepalese & Tibetan cuisine served in an unpretentious, warmly decorated dining room.

Daimon Japanese Restaurant- High-energy Japanese hub for sushi specials, plus a full bar & a popular happy hour.

Daimon Japanese Restaurant in Sunset BeachDaimon Japanese Restaurant 

Bars and Breweries in Sunset Beach

Mothers Tavern: Old-school tavern with a quirky decor offering drinks & weekend live music in tiny quarters.

Brix Sunset Beach: Chill wine bar with sandwiches, personal pizzas & burgers, plus craft brews, live music & a patio.

Pelican Isle: Nautical-themed restaurant and bar offering a casual American menu & an outdoor patio with harbor views.

Mother's Tavern

Mother's Tavern

Riip Brewery: A local nano-brewery that delivers locally crafted beer to your doorstep. The smallest brewery to ever win a Great American Beer Festival award in the American IPA category with over 400 entries from around the globe, you will want to be sure to stop in for some of their award-winning brews such as the Riip-Jitsu Session.

RIIP Beer Co in Huntington Beach

Riip Beer Co.

Golden Road Brewery: Inspired by California, Golden Road’s year-round offerings include Mango Cart Wheat Ale, Wolf Pup Session IPA, Point the Way IPA, Get Up Offa That Brown and Golden Road Hefeweizen. Along with the core beers, Golden Road brewers are constantly experimenting with the freshest ingredients through a collection of rotating, seasonal and limited-edition brews.

Golden Road Brewery

Goldenroad Brewery

Ohana Kitchen + Cocktails: Family-owned restaurant and offers a warm, inviting atmosphere. Our cuisine is prepared daily with only the finest and freshest ingredients. Our bartenders handcraft Specialty Cocktails, and we have our own famous Rainbows.

Turcs: A Sunset Beach tradition since 1953, Turc's classic tiki-style decor features bamboo ceilings and blowfish lights, and keeps alive an earlier era along the Southern California coast.

Ohana Kitchen in Sunset Beach

Ohana Kitchen + Cocktails

Shopping in Sunset Beach 

Huntington Surf & Sport- local surf shop with wetsuits, surfboards and surfboard accessories.

Katin Surf Shop- Established surf shop, known for custom trunks, that stocks boards, fins & apparel, plus skate gear.

Katin Surf Shop in Sunset Beach

Cleobella Boutique- Airy, contemporary boutique carrying on-trend women's apparel, plus bags, accessories & home goods.

Cleobella Boutique in Sunset Beach

Devynn's Garden- a local flower shop that blends floral tradition with modern style and eclectic design to create personalized floral masterpieces. 

Devynn's Garden in Sunset Beach

Antiques of the Sea- Giant warehouse store of nautical marine antiques with huge inventory of new nautical theme lights, clocks, and more. Antiques of the Sea in Sunset Beach

Places to Stay in Sunset Beach

Ocean Surf Inn and Suites: The perfect getaway for families and business travelers who are looking for a quiet place to work and relax the day away at the beach. 

Travelodge Oceanfront: Steps away from the beach, the Travelodge Ocean Front is easily accessible to Hungtinton and Sunset Beach attractions, beaches, and shopping spots. Enjoy balcony rooms with spectacular beach and ocean views, movies, and much more.

Ocean Surf Inn & Suites

Ocean Surf Inn and Suites 

Oceanview Motel: Affordable, convenient, and newly-remodeled, the Oceanview Motel is located just two blocks from the beach. 

777 Motor Inn: On the north end of Sunset Beach, this inn features affordable accommodations, free parking, and beach access just a block away. Along with a variety of restaurants and shopping such as Peter’s Landing nearby. 


Oceanside Motel in Sunset Beach

Oceanview Motel

Best Western Harbour Inn & Suites: A 10-minute walk from Sunset Beach, Best Western Harbour Inn & Suites combines a host of amenities with great service. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, complimentary continental breakfast, free parking, a fitness center, microwave and fridge in every room, Huntington Harbour views, business services, and meeting facilities for up to 20 guests. Pet-friendly up to 10 lbs. 

Best Western Inn Huntington Harbour

Best Western Harbour Inn & Suites

Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach

  • Disneyland / Anaheim - 21 miles
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 17 miles
  • Joshua Tree National Park - 129 miles
  • LA / Hollywood - 36 miles
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB) - 17 miles
  • Los Angeles Airport (LAX) - 36 miles
  • Palm Springs - 105 miles
  • San Diego - 93 miles
  • South Coast Plaza - 8 miles
  • Disneyland - 21 miles
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 17 miles
  • LA / Hollywood - 36 miles
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB) - 17 miles
  • Los Angeles Airport (LAX) - 36 miles
  • South Coast Plaza - 8 miles
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