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

November 26 at 1:30 PM
Current Weather Partly Cloudy
Surf Height 2'-3'
Surf Period 10 seconds
Surf Direction West-southwest
Surf Quality Poor
Water Temperature 63 degrees
Water Surface Bumpy
Wind Direction Southeast
Wind Speed 7-10 MPH
Air Temperature 63 degrees
Air Visibility 10+ Miles
Barometric Pressure 1015 mb
Sun Rise 6:35 AM
Sun Set 4:45 PM
High Tide 8:36 AM 7.0' / 10:06 PM 4.4'
Low Tide 2:33 AM 1.5' / 3:40 PM -1.2'
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.


photo of beach

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 Surfing
  • AVP Pro Beach Volleyball
  • PSA, NSSA, CSA and other surfing contests
  • 4th of July beach fireworks and parade, Duck-A-Thon, Surf City Splash
  • Pacific Shoreline Marathon, Surf City 10, and other athletic competitions
  • Paintball, BMX, Fishing, Sand Soccer and Kite Championships
  • Surfin' Sundays Concerts, Pier Plaza events, and Farmer's Market
  • Annual Pier Swim
  • A variety of Car Shows
  • Taste of Huntington Beach
  • 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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