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Huntington State Beach

Beach and Surf Spot
Huntington Beach
  • Ranked #3 for beaches in Huntington Beach
  • Jonathan C.
    "Delightful beach with plenty of fire pits."(3 Tips)
    "Avoid the parking fees and find a spot on the street off Brookhurst"(3 Tips)
    Cordy S.
    "It's less crowded"(4 Tips)
    "Great place for a bonfire..."(5 Tips)
42 Tips and reviews
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  • James D.
    James DoDecember 14, 2016
    Make sure to check the wind advisory before you throw a bonfire.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChenOctober 19, 2016
    Delightful beach with plenty of fire pits. Get there early if you want one for a bonfire in the evening.
  • Christopher N.
    Christopher NealFebruary 18, 2016
    Surf city marathon love the city, area and view
  • Luke R.
    Luke RooneyJuly 29, 2015
    Towers 2 & 3 are great spots!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CheadleJune 12, 2015
    Park on Brookhurst above Bushard for a free spot and a fat beach with pits, v-ball and tables.
  • Queena D.
    Queena DescheneSeptember 24, 2014
    If one could share the endless horizon of blue sky and hope with someone who needed it, they might still be alive today. #suicide #prevention
  • Stacey~Marie
    Stacey~MarieSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Mags is a great surf spot! Mostly short boards!
  • Arsham
    ArshamAugust 23, 2014
    Surfing with Bella
  • Darrell R.
    Darrell RussellMay 4, 2014
    U want to c the toes come out wen its hott
  • Mary R.
    Mary RamirezAugust 17, 2013
    Super busy! #Had a blast#
  • Tabby S.
    Tabby SansonAugust 7, 2013
    We were here but now we are back in Tucson, we had a wonderful time at this beach, my hubby was loving the waves, we definitely will be going back when we have more time
  • Edward E.
    Edward ElchicoJuly 27, 2013
    In order to get a fire pit, you have to get here early in the morning.. Like 9am!
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MyersJuly 20, 2013
    Watch the surfing competition!
  • Kelly F.
    Kelly FloresJuly 15, 2013
    Nasty bathrooms. :(
  • Chik W.
    Chik WongJuly 7, 2013
    Park closes at 10pm. Come around 8:30 to 9pm if you want bonfire during weekend; otherwise you will need to come around 8am.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AuMarch 29, 2013
    Walk the beach early. The breeze and fresh air will make it worthwhile
  • Teresa
    TeresaMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Please flush the toilet AND your toilet paper after use. The world is not yours to crap all over.
  • Bryce S.
    Bryce SchubertFebruary 12, 2013
    Great beach!
  • Robyn S.
    Robyn SatterthwaiteJanuary 8, 2013
    I love the ocean. I love Huntington Beach!!!
  • Rory T.
    Rory TrotmanNovember 18, 2012
    Don't make you fire too large or with stinky wood. It blows inland and covers our house with ashes and smells bad. Thank you.
  • Krithic A.
    Krithic AnnamalaiAugust 22, 2012
    If you're only spending a couple hours at the beach then find some parking at the meters. Save your
  • Angela T.
    Angela T.August 12, 2012
    Parking is $15. Good luck finding a pit on the weekend. Close to impossible :(
  • Becky
    BeckyAugust 5, 2012
    Great place for a bonfire...
  • meru
    meruJuly 27, 2012
    My favorite beach!!! Large beautiful sand area and plenty pay parking!
  • Richard Y.
    Richard YescasApril 25, 2012
    Good spot to catch your breath, drink water and relax.
  •  ℋumorous
     ℋumorousMarch 30, 2012
    Wear sunblock Melanoma KILLS!!!!
  • Doug B.
    Doug BaerMarch 11, 2012
    Wow! $15 a carload to get in...
  • Felipe O.
    Felipe OliveiraDecember 31, 2011
    Say hi to Tito Ortiz
  • Christina
    ChristinaNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the parking fees and find a spot on the street off Brookhurst (also less crowded)
  • Bobby B.
    Bobby BuechlerSeptember 11, 2011
    If you park in the residential streets up magnolia or brookhurst you can beat the $15 parking fee. Same thing goes for north of main st... Park on the numbered streets and you don't have to pay
  • Pia S.
    Pia SalcedoAugust 20, 2011
    The lifeguard towers are labeled with identical numbers, which makes giving directions basically a bitch. It's one of the cleanest beaches. But don't take rides from strange people with surreys!
  • Dom G.
    Dom GuaroJuly 25, 2011
    Watch out for brown sharks
  • Lilibeth I.
    Lilibeth IglesiasFebruary 8, 2011
    the bike rental shops along the beach will let you put air in your bike tires for free.
  • Chelsi A.
    Chelsi AlmeidaOctober 22, 2010
    I work here it's $15 mag and beach blvd entrance are most crowded brookhurst is less crowded. After summer only mag is open! Summer weekend fire pits are gone by 8 am!
  • Kris K.
    Kris KAugust 2, 2010
    It will cost you $15 to park here, for EACH state beach you go to is $15. :( Booooooooooooooooooo. Look closely and you can see dolphins and seals come really close to you. :) LIKE
  • Cordy S.
    Cordy SJuly 28, 2010
    Go to the entrance off of Magnolia and PCH. It's less crowded
  • Ashlee R.
    Ashlee RohusJuly 3, 2010
    Go to 7-11 and get big gulp cups filled with ice then pore your beer in there :)
  • Erik S.
    Erik StambaughJune 1, 2010
    Bicycle in, straight through from the Santa Ana River bike path, and avoid the parking fees.
  • Jimmy N.
    Jimmy NguyenMay 31, 2010
    Come eaaaarly if u want a pit!
  • Jun V.
    Jun VillanuevaMay 30, 2010
    Bonfires on the beach!
  • Mark G
    Mark GMay 23, 2010
    Cover ur beer up :)
  • Deniz Y.
    Deniz Yigit3 weeks ago
    San diego-la hattını arabayla gezerken en beğendiğim plajın burası olduğunu söyleyebilirim. Büyük, geniş ve dev dalgalı 😊 araba ile giriş 15 dolar ancak piere yakın yere saatlik park edebilirsiniz
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