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Beach : Huntington Beach State Beach
City : Huntington Beach

Location / Directions :

21800 Pacific Coast Hwy

The beach is opposite Magnolia Ave., on Pacific Coast Hwy and has a 7.5-acre preserve for the least tern and snowy plover.

Latitude/Longitude: 33.6190 / -117.9978 (714) 536-1454

Description :

This wheelchair-accessible beach (call ahead to use the beach wheelchairs) is connected by a bike trail. Together, with Bolsa Chica State Beach, they form 5 miles of sandy beach. Wildlife viewing, surfing, and skating are among the activities of choice. 

Huntington State Beach is the site of a nesting sanctuary for the California least tern, a rare and endangered species. The beach is also sanctuary for the threatened snowy plover. The park also features a bicycle trail. Surfing, skating and surf fishing are also popular. The park has fire rings for bonfires.

This popular beach extends two miles from Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach south to the Santa Ana River on the Newport Beach boundary.

Across from the beach is the 114-acre Huntington Beach Wetlands, operated by the Department of Fish and Game.

Activities :

Beach Wheelchair, Bike Trails, Hiking Trails, Wildlife Viewing, Windsurfing, Exhibits & Programs, Swimming

Facilities :

Food Service, Picnic Area, Restrooms, and RV Dump Station

Links :

State Park Parking Passes

Heal the Bay Weekly Beach Report (North Orange County)

Surfline Huntington Beach Camera and Surf Report

17th Street / Golden West Street Camera and Report

56th Street Camera and Surf Report

Orange County Marine Refuge Project