Huntington State Beach is the perfect swimming spot. During high season, surfing is only allowed in select areas, leaving big stretches open for swimmers, bodysurfers, and boogie boarders. It's also the official training location for California State Lifeguards, a good destination for surf fishing, and a nesting sanctuary for rare and endangered birds.
Huntington State Beach offers abundant parking, fire rings, beach volleyball courts, a paved bike trail, beach concessions, public restrooms, cold-water showers, picnic ramadas, barbecue grills, and basketball courts. For information about reserving a picnic ramada, visit the Huntington State Beach website. Fire rings are available free on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Huntington State Beach is located along Pacific Coast Highway, between Beach Boulevard and Brookhurst Street. The beach is free to the public and open from 6 am to 10 pm daily. Beach parking entrances can be found at Beach Boulevard, Newland Street, Magnolia Street and Brookhurst Street. Parking is $15 per day during summer months and $10 per day in the non-peak season. Oversize vehicles will be charged for the number of spaces used. Parking lot gates close at 9 pm daily. Please note parking rates are subject to change at any time without notice.
Wheelchair access ramps and disabled parking is available. Beach wheelchairs are available free of charge from the Magnolia kiosk on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead for beach wheelchair use. Disabled parking is available and those with a disabled parking pass may park for $7.50 per day during summer months and $5 per day during the non-peak season, with no in/out privileges. Oversize vehicles will be charged for the number of parking spaces used. Be aware parking rates are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note alcohol, glass, dogs, and smoking are prohibited on Huntington State Beach. For more information about Huntington State Beach, call 714-536-1454.