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.

Beach Condition

August 01 at 4:10 PM
Current Weather Haze
Surf Height 1'-3'
Surf Period 12 seconds
Surf Direction Southwest
Surf Quality Fair
Water Temperature 67 degrees
Water Surface Bumpy
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Speed 10 MPH
Air Temperature 73
Air Visibility 8 miles
Barometric Pressure 1013 mb
Sun Rise 6:04 AM
Sun Set 7:55 PM
High Tide 11:04 AM 4.9' / 10:35 PM 6.5'
Low Tide 4:44 AM -1.0' / 4:27 PM 1.3'
Surf Report recording at (714) 536-9303 updated three times a day.

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.

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

  • US Open of Pro Surfing (Philips Fusion,G-Shock, Bud Light, Op Pro)
  • X-Games and The Core Tour
  • AVP Pro Beach Volleyball
  • PSA, NASSA, CSA and other surfing contests
  • 4th of July beach fireworks and parade, Duck-A-Thon, Polar Plunge
  • Shoreline Marathon, Surf City 10, and other athletic competitions
  • Paintball, wrestling, BMX, fishing, and kite championships
  • Hyatt Resort and Waterfront Hilton beach events
  • Concerts, Pier Plaza events, and Farmer's Market
  • Annual Pier Swim, Rough Water Swim
  • TV, movie, and commercial film shoots

Beach and Pier Rules

(Complete List)

  • Beach Curfew is 10:00 pm, and pier curfew is midnight
  • Board surfing is prohibited when blackball signs are posted
  • Riding bikes or skateboards is prohibited on the pier
  • Possession and/or consumption of drugs or alcohol is prohibited
  • Dogs must be on a leash and are only permitted on the service road and at "Dog Beach"
  • Smoking is prohibited on the beach and pier
  • Barbeque's must be within 6' of a firepit and up off the sand


Ask the experts

Safety Tips - USLA's Top Ten

  • Swim near a lifeguard
  • Learn to swim
  • Never swim alone
  • Don't fight the current
  • Swim sober
  • Leash your board
  • Don't float where you can't swim
  • Life jackets = boating safety
  • Don't dive headfirst
  • At home, you're the lifeguard

Contact us:
Beach Headquarters
103 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5183
Office Hours - 7 days a week 8 am - 5 pm
Phone: (714) 536-5281

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