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Beach Bonfires in Huntington Beach

The best evenings start with a bonfire

A visit to Huntington Beach isn’t complete without a traditional beach bonfire. Three out of five of Surf City USA’s distinct beaches house fire pits, including Huntington City BeachHuntington State Beach, and Bolsa Chica State Beach. And four of Huntington Beach's oceanfront resorts offer fire pits with s'mores and cocktails. Bonfires in Huntington Beach, CA

More than 500 fire rings at all three beaches combined are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Huntington City Beach—home of the Huntington Beach Pier—features over 100 concrete fire rings from south of First Street to Beach Boulevard, and is open daily 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Huntington State Beach to the south and Bolsa Chica State Beach to the north both boast 200 concrete fire rings and are open daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Park in the beach parking lots and be right near the beach bonfire pits.

During peak season—Memorial Day through Labor Day—scoring a ring can prove difficult, and many die-hards stake them out first thing in the morning. At both state beaches, renting a picnic area includes a fire ring. In the off-season, finding an open ring is a breeze.

What to bring to a Huntington Beach Bonfire

Grab firewood, a blanket, beach or camping chairs, matches or a lighter, kindling, skewers, plus your favorite fixin’s, and toast ooey-gooey marshmallows to your heart’s content while watching a killer Huntington Beach sunset. It’s the ultimate sunset s’mores session.

Firewood is available for purchase at beach concessionaires at each beach: Beach City Provisions (714-698-4188) at Bolsa Chica State Beach, Jack’s Beach Concessions & Bike Rentals (714-536-8328) at Huntington City Beach, and Zack’s Too (714-536-2696) at Huntington State Beach. Call ahead to make sure they’re open and stocked.

What not to bring to a Huntington Beach Bonfire

Alcohol is not permitted at any of the beaches, and wood pallets are not allowed in the fire rings.

Bonfire in Huntington Beach

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Oceanfront Resorts Fire Pits

The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

The Hyatt offers rooms with a private patio firepit. It is perfect for sparkling cocktails and conversation. Book your room here.

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa Room

The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel 

Bonfire by the Pool

Located at Driftwood Beach Club, experience a favorite local tradition with a quintessential bonfire under the stars. Imagine yourself poolside at our stunning new Driftwood Beach Club as you enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and iconic Huntington Beach Pier. The warmth of the fire from your own personal firepit sets the stage for an evening or morning filled with special Waterfront memories. Choose from one of our thoughtfully prepared bonfire experiences or allow us to create a unique experience tailored to fit your specific needs.

Your experience includes:

  • A reserved firepit for your party

  • Red Adirondack chairs

  • Personal Bonfire Attendant

  • Bottled waters

  • Riptide menu available to order at an additional cost

  • All bonfire packages here

The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel

Bonfire on the Beach

Located at Waterfront Adventures, beach bonfires are a classic feature of the Southern California lifestyle. Sink your toes into the sand as you bask in the glow of dusk and witness the fiery sunset light up the sky. After the sun fades slowly into the lapping waves of the Pacific Ocean, embrace the warmth of the flickering fire and cool ocean breeze while roasting tasty S’mores with your loved ones. Allow us to design the perfect beach bonfire that you will never forget.

Your experience includes:

  • A reserved firepit for your party

  • Red Adirondack chairs

  • Personal bonfire attendant

  • Firewood

  • S’more fixings including: roasting sticks, graham crackers, milk chocolate and marshmallows

  • Ice cold beverages

  • All bonfire packages here

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The Kimpton Shorebreak Resort 

As part of the $35 resort fee paid by guests staying at the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort, you can indulge in a gooey treat every night with their Fireside S'mores. This evening roast happens nightly from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the courtyard fire pits on the hotel property. It's the perfect night cap for anyone with a sweet tooth, and you can come back every night until you've perfected that golden-brown marshmallow toast. 

Kimpton Shorebreak Resort in Huntington Beach

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