Huntington Beach Bonfires

Huntington Beach bonfires are an amazing way to start your evenings off, but where can you find a fire pit? Learn about all the locations to enjoy a beach bonfire, both free and paid options. 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 Beach, Huntington State Beach, and Bolsa Chica State Beach. The Huntington Beach House offers an exclusive beach bonfire pit with food and a bar. In addition, Huntington Beach's oceanfront resorts offer fire pits with s'mores and cocktails. 

Bonfires in Huntington Beach, CA

Public Huntington Beach Fire Pits

More than 500 Huntington beach fire pits at all three beaches combined are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Huntington City Beach & Huntington State Beach have firepits that are free to use the only cost you need to worry about is parking and firewood. If you are looking for a more VIP experience, look at Boca Chica State Park, which offers private reservable fire pits.

Huntington City Beach 

Huntington City Beach—home of the Huntington Beach Pier—features over 125 first come, first serve concrete fire rings from south of First Street to Beach Boulevard. Huntington City Beach offers Public restrooms, outdoor showers, and wheelchair accessibility. There are also loads of activities to do at this beach including, volleyball, surfboard and bicycle rentals, and RV camping October-May.

Hours: 5 am - 10 pm

Number of fire pits: 125+

Parking: $15-$30 per day, depending on the time of year 

Huntington State Beach 

Huntington State Beach is over 121 acres and offers many amenities to visitors. Amenities include public restrooms, outdoor showers, wheelchair accessibility, beach volleyball courts, basketball courts, prime surf fishing (permit required), paved beach path, picnic ramadas, and barbecue grills,

Hours: 6 am - 10 pm

Number of fire pits: 200+

Parking: $15 per day

Bolsa Chica State Park

Bolsa Chica State Beach has three miles of coastline and offers plenty. Amenities include public restrooms, outdoor showers, wheelchair accessibility, Visitor Center, beach volleyball courts, basketball courts, year-round RV camping, a paved beach path, picnic ramadas, barbecue grills, and reservable fire pits at SeaLegs and Seasalt.

Hours: Varies by season 

Number of fire pits: 200 public, and private pits 

Parking: $15

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. Beach parking may also be a challenge. At both Huntington City Beach and Huntington State Beach, renting a picnic area includes a fire ring. In the off-season, finding an open ring is a breeze.

Bonfire in Huntington Beach

Enjoy a Private Firepit

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

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The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa offers rooms with a private patio firepit. It is perfect for sparkling cocktails and conversation.

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa Room

The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel

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Bonfire by the Pool

Located at Driftwood Beach Club, experience a favorite local tradition with a quintessential bonfire under the stars at The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel. 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

Waterfront Adventures

The Kimpton Shorebreak Resort

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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 nightcap 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

The Huntington Beach House

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The Huntington Beach House Bar

Enjoy a private firepit on Huntington State Beach at The Huntington Beach House. With a full bar and food offerings, enjoying a bonfire with friends & family while watching the sunset on the beach is an unforgettable experience. Message their Instagram for reservations.

Common Questions

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 Fire Pit Bonfire

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

Is There a Difference Between a Bonfire and a Fire Pit?

A bonfire is a large fire typically in a wide open area, while a fire pit is a fire in a small contained pit or ring. 



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