Beach Information

The Huntington Beach City Beach is a 3.5-mile stretch of pristine shoreline. Popularly known as "Surf City," Huntington Beach is home to the world famous municipal pier, and is a west coast surf mecca for more than 8-million annual visitors.

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Beach Condition

May 29 at 2:16 PM
Beach Information Huntington Beach Lifeguards Beach Safety Tips, Learn Rip Current Safety: USLA has found that some 80% of rescues by USLA affiliated lifeguards at ocean beaches are caused by rip currents. These currents are formed by surf and gravity, because once surf pushes water up the slope of the beach, gravity pulls it back. This can create concentrated rivers of water moving offshore. Some people mistakenly call this an undertow, but there is no undercurrent, just an offshore current. If you are caught in a rip current, don't fight it by trying to swim directly to shore. Instead, swim parallel to shore until you feel the current relax, then swim to shore. Most rip currents are narrow and a short swim parallel to shore will bring you to safety.
Current Weather Clear
Surf Height 2'-3'
Surf Period 12 seconds
Surf Direction Southwest
Surf Quality Poor-fair
Water Temperature 59 degrees
Water Surface Bumpy
Wind Direction South
Wind Speed 3 MPH
Air Temperature 65 degrees
Air Visibility 10miles
Barometric Pressure 1012 mb
Sun Rise 5:45 AM
Sun Set 7:55 PM
High Tide 2:04 pm 4.0'
Low Tide 7:12 am -1.0' / 6:50 pm 2.4'
Surf Report recording at (714) 536-9303 updated three times a day.

 

Park/Beach Bench Donation Info

Directions: From the 405 FWY, take Beach Boulevard south to Pacific Coast Highway. Huntington City Beach is directly across Pacific Coast Highway and extends north from Beach Boulevard to Seapoint Street. Beach parking is available in designated locations.

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Special Events

With warm weather, good surf, and crowded beaches, Huntington Beach is a magnet for corporate-sponsored events year-round.

For an up-to-date calendar of events, visit www.surfcityusa.com.

Special Events Rates
Application Fee
$110.00
Other Department Staff Charges
As Applicable
Community Services Hourly Rate - (for services requested of City staff which has not fee listed in this fee schedule.

$112.00

Day Use Charge:  
Nonprofit
$375.00
Commerical
$500.00
Standard
$500.00
Modified Day Use Charges:  
Minimum Hours/Use - Less than 3 hours with 20-50 participants that do not require any set-up and do not require additonal staff time or city serives.  These events should not impact the beach public in any way.
$325.00
Minimum Participants - Less than 20 participants with no professional contracted services associated with event.  These events do not require any set-up and do not require additional staff time or city services.  These events should not impact the beach public in any way.
No Charge
Set-up
$75.00

 

Beach and Pier Rules

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Contact Us:
EMERGENCY - 911
Beach Headquarters
103 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5183

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday - 9am - 3pm
Closed Sundays
Phone: (714) 536-5281

Did you know?

The city has over 1,000 parking spaces near the beach!  You can purchase the Annual Beach Parking pass that allows discounted parking prices near the City beach.  Learn more about this beach parking pass.


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