As a welcoming community known for its beaches, it's important for everyone to be able to experience the sweeping sense of peace the crashing waves and sea breeze bring.

The City of Huntington Beach, including Public Works, Marine Safety, and Beach Maintenance, along with charitable organizations such as the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs and Warriors with Hope, have been working to make attractions more accessible to individuals using wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and other assistive devices. Though there's still work to be done, Huntington Beach is proud to be in the top 10 of "10 Wheelchair Accessible Beaches in the US from Florida to Hawaii" by Conde Nast Traveler, and hopes to only improve in the years to come. 

Rocky McKinnon Chair BoardPhoto: Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG

"The ocean has such a powerful way to heal, to address our mental health and make us feel good. I think about all the individuals who will now be able to have the benefit of rolling down or walking with a cane to dip their toes into the water, to sit there and listen to the sound of the waves crashing." - Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley

Paved Beach Path

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Paved Bike Path

The Bolsa Chica Multi-Use Trail, also known as the Huntington Beach Bike Trail, is a flat, paved pathway that stretches nearly 8.5 miles from the northern tip of Bolsa Chica State Beach, down through Huntington City Beach, and ends at the southern tip of Huntington State Beach

Huntington State Beach currently has an additional four wide, concrete paved paths leading from the Bike Trail providing access to the beach and bonfire pits. There are shade structures with accessible features available at both Newland Street and Brookhurst Street, and designated accessible parking and restrooms are located nearby. 

Bolsa Chica State Beach's concrete paved pathways are adjacent to Parking Lots #17 and #18 with access to the beach off of the paved bike trail. State Parks intends to redo the beach concrete paths in 2023 so they reach all the way down to the ocean, according to Superintendent Kevin Pearsall.

Mobi Mat City Beach

Huntington Beach's two beach Mobi-Mats provide convenient shoreline access on Huntington City Beach. These mats lay on the sand and stretch all the way down to the water's edge during high tide. Made of 100% recycled water bottles, Mobi-Mats prevent wheeled devices from sinking into the sand and make wheeling down to the coastline much easier for wheelchair users, people pushing strollers, people using walkers, and more. The City is looking to add more Mobi-Mats along the nearly 10-mile-long coastline in the near future.


Beach Wheelchairs

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Beach wheelchairs are equipped with large, wide wheels that can roll across the sand without sinking. They typically require users to be accompanied by someone pushing them. 

Wheelchairs are lent out free of charge and you may be asked to leave a form of personal identification during your rental period. Some may be reserved ahead of time, while others are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact beaches directly to make arrangements for rentals:
Bolsa Chica State Beach: (714) 377-5691
Huntington City Beach: (714) 536-8083
Huntington State Beach: (714) 536-1454

Additional concessions offer beach wheelchairs. Please call for availability: 

Zack's by the Huntington Beach Pier: (714) 536-0215

Waterfront Adventures, located on the sand in front of the Waterfront Beach Resort: (714) 887-9356