Beaches Near Huntington Beach Downtown 

Come spend a day soaking up the sun at the best beaches near Huntington Beach’s bustling downtown. Our famous shoreline stretches for ten (10) uninterrupted miles of five wide open sandy beaches, making it the perfect day trip. Less than 30 minutes from Los Angeles, these beautiful beaches are a paradise for families, couples, dogs, and surfers.

Best Beaches in Huntington Beach

When you're looking for the best beaches in Huntington Beach, California, there are a few things to consider. First, you want to be sure that the beach is clean and safe for swimming. Second, you want to ensure plenty of activities for you and your family and friend to enjoy together. 

Huntington Beach has some of the best beaches in California, so it's easy to find one that fits your needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for an intimate spot where you can relax with a good book or a place where you can take your family for a day of fun in the sun, Huntington Beach has something for everyone. Numerous events are hosted on Surf City USA® beaches, including U.S. Open of Surfing, Pacific Airshow, Corgi Beach Day, AVP Huntington Beach Open, and more. 

With wide-open beaches and a paved pathway perfect for beach biking and walking, the accessible beaches offer a space to play beach volleyball, families and friends to enjoy beach bonfires, while taking in the oceanfront view, and accessible playgrounds for children to enjoy, and much more. 

Huntington City Beach

Huntington City Beach is great for spending a day soaking up the sun. This beach is just off of Pacific Coast Highway between Goldenwest St. and Beach Blvd. a quick walk from the Huntington Beach Pier

Huntington Dog Beach 

If all dogs go to heaven, they're probably going to Huntington Dog Beach. This beach is dog-friendly, so your beloved pup can run free and frolic in the ocean waves. Pawesome events take place a Huntington Dog Beach including the So Cal Corgi Beach Day

Huntington State Beach

This California state park stretches from Beach Boulevard to the Santa Ana River, making it a popular spot for swimmers, bodysurfers, and boogie boarders. Huntington State Beach has 121 acres to explore and a wide variety of activities, so there's something for everyone here!

Bolsa Chica State Beach 

At 3 miles long, Bolsa Chica State Beach provides the perfect playground for veterans and first-time surfers, campers, fishermen/women, and families in Orange County. Many of which stay well into the evening for a classic Huntington Beach bonfire

Sunset Beach 

Its unique history began in the early 1900s. Up until 2011, Sunset Beach remained its own little city, but even now, as a proud part of Surf City USA, it still retains its own funky personality - one you can experience via the Historical Sunset Beach Walking Tour

If you're looking for the best beaches in Huntington Beach for endless recreation and surf culture in Southern California, you've come to the right place. Be sure to visit once of the beaches in Huntington Beach during your next visit. 

Surf City USA® Beaches Map

Huntington Beach Map

The Huntington Beach Marine Safety Division's lifeguards are dedicated to ensuring that Surf City USA's beaches remain accident-free. Here are safety tips developed by the lifeguards in conjunction with the U.S. Lifesaving Association.