Huntington State Beach, Huntington Beach

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Beach · Hidden Gem · State Park
Huntington State Beach is a protected beach in Southern California, located in the City of Huntington Beach in Orange County. It extends 2 miles (3.2 km) from Newport Beach (Santa Ana River) north to Beach Boulevard, where the Huntington City Beach begins. The 121-acre (49 ha) park was established in 1942.
This beach is a popular destination for many beach enthusiasts. This beach has moderate to good surf, fishing, volleyball courts, basketball courts, bathrooms, and fire-rings for bonfires. Lifeguard Services at Huntington State Beach are provided by the California State Parks Lifeguard Service. Lifeguards patrol the beach year-round while lifeguard towers are staffed roughly Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

The beach also provides a nesting sanctuary for California least terns, an endangered subspecies, and snowy plovers, a threatened species on the West Coast.
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  • The beaches are stunningly clean. No homeless and they have a dog beach that the dogs can go off leash at. We had so much fun, can't wait to go back.  more »
  • Great beach: wide and sandy. Clean. Facilities available. Great place to swim, play in sand, hunt shells, watch surfers, etc. Water clean.  more »

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