Huntington State Beach
Sprawling over 121 acres, this long stretch from Beach Boulevard to the Santa Ana River jetty restricts surfing in select areas during high season, making it a popular spot for swimmers, bodysurfers, and boogie boarders.
Amenities: Here you’ll find public restrooms, outdoor showers, wheelchair accessibility, beach volleyball courts, basketball courts, prime surf fishing (permit required), paved beach path, picnic ramadas, barbecue grills, and 200 fire rings available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pro tip: Arrive early to claim one during peak season, or reserve a picnic area, which comes with its very own fire ring.
Hours & Parking: Open from 6 am to 10 pm, Huntington State Beach provides ample parking lot space for $15 per day for standard rides and $30 per day for oversize vehicles, with no in/out privileges. Gates close at 9 pm. The maximum trailer, camper, and motorhome length is 40 feet. Please note parking rates are subject to change at any time without notice.
Restrictions: No alcohol, glass, dogs, smoking, RV camping, or tent camping allowed. Huntington State Beach is day-use only.
Concessions: Three snack shacks open daily during the summer, and on weekends during the off-season.
Perks: Huntington State Beach is a great spot for birdwatching. Keep your eyes peeled for the California Least Terns, Snowy Plover, and California Brown Pelican. While you're there, wave hello to the 114-acre Huntington Beach Wetlands across Pacific Coast Highway. It's also BYOPG, or Bring Your Own Propane Grill.
For more information, call 714-536-1454 or visit the website.