Just south of the pier in front of Pacific City, our coveted 500 concrete fire rings dot the sand, beckoning beach-goers for a classic sunset s'mores session. Grab a blanket, firewood, and your favorite fixin's—like the traditional graham crackers, chocolate bars, and marshmallows—and toast those ooey-gooey marshmallows to your heart's content. Fire rings also line Huntington State Beach to the south and Bolsa Chica State Beach to the north. Pro tip: Arrive early to claim one during peak season, or head to either state beach to reserve a picnic area, which comes with its very own fire ring.
If you prefer to skip the prep and get right to roasting, beachside concessionaire Waterfront Adventures, across from The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel, offers "beach butler" bonfire packages that not only start and maintain your fire, it also provides blankets, chairs, s'mores kits, hot chocolate, snacks, and more.