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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

April 11 at 8:00 AM
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Surf Height 3-4 FT - Waist to shoulder high
Surf Period 12 seconds
Surf Direction West-Southwest
Surf Quality Fair
Water Temperature 58 - 60 ° F
Wind Direction East-Southeast
Wind Speed 3.44 MPH
Air Temperature 58 ° F
Sun Rise 06:27 AM
Sun Set 07:20 PM
High Tide 09:45 AM 4.56' / 09:52 PM 5.12'
Low Tide 03:43 AM: 0.3' / 03:41 PM: 0.43'
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

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Since its inception in 2016, the Homeless Task Force has had more than 1,600 occasions to assist individuals with housing referrals, mental and physical health referrals, bus passes, DMV forms, gas cards, food, mailing addresses, and family reunifications

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