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Beaches in Huntington Beach

Named Best California Beach by USA Today

Huntington Beach’s shoreline stretches for 10 uninterrupted miles of wide opened sandy beaches making it a paradise for families, couples, dogs, and surfers. Five distinct public beaches sprawl along the coast, each with its own amenities and charm. Our sands are so inviting, in fact, they’ve won awards, including America’s Best Beach by Time Magazine, Best Beach in California by USA Today’s Readers Choice, and Best West Coast Beach by Coastal Living Magazine. Where perfect waves are born, Surf City USA attracts professional surfers and World Surf League contests. Our endless summer weather offers both relaxation and outdoor activities year-round. Some visitors favorites include: volleyball courtsbonfire pitsconcerts and movies on the sand, and of course the iconic Huntington Beach Pier spanning 1,850 feet in length. Our pier sits in the heart of Huntington Beach and allows visitors and locals alike to experience the the breathtaking views amidst the sounds of crashing waves and the ocean breeze. We are a beach that creates memories and holds a special place in the hearts of both our locals and visitors.

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Huntington City Beach sees 11 million visitors every year. Why? Because it’s graced with the well-known Huntington Beach Pier, consistent swell, surf contests, daily live entertainment, and so much more. Bolsa Chica State Beach—located across Pacific Coast Highway from the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve—welcomes novice surfers with its calmer waves, and its upscale concessions create a beach experience like no other. Huntington State Beach beckons swimmers, body boarders, and boogie boarders, as well as beach bonfire nights. Huntington Dog Beach reigns as one of the most visited beach attractions by humans and their canine companions. And Sunset Beach stops time as the quintessential Southern California beach town.

Beaching is made easy with amenities at every stop, including parking, restrooms, cold water showers, beach volleyball courts, and fire rings. With more than 500 fire rings, Surf City USA could also answer to Bonfire Ring City USA. Fire rings are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Choose your spot early, especially during summer and holiday weekends, then surround your ring with gear to claim it. Don't forget the s'mores!

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