Huntington Beach State Beach

Huntington Beach State Beach is a beautiful, white sand beach with excellent surfing conditions. The 2 mile Huntington Beach State Beach section starts from Beach Blvd on the North to the Santa Ana River on the South. There are plenty of parking spaces at the lots adjacent to the beach and the fee during the summer is $15.00 a Day Use fee by the California Department of Parks & Recreation. The off season (October 1 March 31) parking fee is $10.00. For oversize vehicles, it is about $5.00 more and on July 4th weekend, the cost for a single vehicle is $20.00. The gates into the parking lot are closed at 9:00 pm. The beach is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm every day except when there is a grunion run which usually starts around 9:00 pm and lasts until about 11:00 pm. Contact and RSVP for these grunion runs in July and August by visiting the California Dept or Parks Page Huntington Beach State Beach. Dogs are not allowed at Huntington Beach State Beach.

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There are several concession stands, currently run by Babes, that sell hot dogs, nachos, personal pizzas, bottled water, sodas, ice cream, and popsicles. They also provide rentals of equipment umbrellas, beach chairs, beach toys, boogie boards, surf boards, stand up paddle boards, bikes, and surreys (single and double). They also sell ice, sun block, beach towels, and firewood - this beach has fire rings\pits on the beach to enjoy a nice bonfire in the cooler afternoon and evening temperatures, so if you forget to bring wood to burn in the pit, you can buy it at Babes. You are also allowed to BBQ on the beach. There are outdoor showers to rinse off sand and there are plenty or restrooms available.

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Things to do There are numerous Volleyball nets on this beach to play a game with your friends. You could also play a game of sand soccer as there is plenty of room on this wide stretch of beach. The surf is terrific in Huntington Beach, so boogie boarding and surfing are usually good here. The Huntington Beach Bike Path starts from the South at this beach, so you can bike up to the beaches run by the City of Huntington Beach and visit the Pier and continue on up to Bolsa Chica State Beach or even all the way up to Sunset Beach where the trail ends. You could also take a ride over to the Santa Ana River trail by going to the end of the Huntington Beach Bike Trail past the preserve for the California Least Tern and under PCH.

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