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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

January 27 at 7:00 AM
Current Weather Clouds
Surf Height 4-5 FT - Chest to head high
Surf Period 15 seconds
Surf Direction Southwest
Surf Quality Fair To Good
Water Temperature 57 - 58 ° F
Wind Direction North
Wind Speed 0 MPH
Air Temperature 55 ° F
Sun Rise 06:52 AM
Sun Set 05:19 PM
High Tide 04:20 AM 5.31' / 06:42 PM 3.12'
Low Tide 12:11 PM: -0.13' / 10:51 PM: 2.33'
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.

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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

Special Event Fees
Application Fee
Other Department Staff Charges
As Applicable
Day Use Charges:  
-HB Nonprofit
-Non HB Nonprofit
-Non Resident
Daily Set-Up/ Take Down Charges:  
-HB Nonprofit
-Non HB Nonprofit
-Non Resident
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 additional staff time or city services.  These events should not impact the beach public in any way.
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

Beach and Pier Rules

Municipal Code - Chapter 13.08

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Contact Us:
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 Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors.  You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed.  This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.

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