Huntington Harbour - Seagate Lagoon

Huntington Beach, California

Info from "The Five: Stories that make Huntington Beach unique", OC Register, 3-6-2013. "While not exactly Niagara Falls, Huntington Harbour is home to a small and mostly unknown waterfall at its north end along Edinger Avenue.

The waterfall was created as an aeration tool to keep water from stagnating in the two lagoons built along the backsides of homes in the harbor's private Seagate community. A large pump takes water from the harbor and pushes it up to the top lagoon, which travels down to the second lagoon, and then flows back into the main harbor channels through a discharge pipe.

The lagoons in Seagate are landlocked, so homeowners still use kayaks and pedal boats to cruise around the small water areas. Just to the east of the lagoons is Seagate Yacht Club, which has been in operation since 1976. Originally open only to Seagate dwellers, the club is now open to the public and meets regularly at the Seagate community clubhouse.

The falls can be seen from the bridge between the two lagoons on Bimini Lane, just off Edinger."
- Taylor Hill

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on April 5th, 2020. Orange County Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on April 5th, 2020 at 5:38 PM.
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Current Weather
20°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Huntington Harbour - Seagate Lagoon is sampled weekly from January 1st from December 31st.

Source Information

Swim Guide updates for Orange County are maintained by Orange County Coastkeeper based on information about water quality provided by the Orange County Health Care Agency, through the Ocean Water Protection Program at www.ocbeachinfo.com

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Huntington Harbour - Seagate Lagoon

Huntington Beach, California

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on April 5th, 2020. Orange County Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on April 5th, 2020 at 5:38 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
20°C
Cloudy

Info from "The Five: Stories that make Huntington Beach unique", OC Register, 3-6-2013. "While not exactly Niagara Falls, Huntington Harbour is home to a small and mostly unknown waterfall at its north end along Edinger Avenue.

The waterfall was created as an aeration tool to keep water from stagnating in the two lagoons built along the backsides of homes in the harbor's private Seagate community. A large pump takes water from the harbor and pushes it up to the top lagoon, which travels down to the second lagoon, and then flows back into the main harbor channels through a discharge pipe.

The lagoons in Seagate are landlocked, so homeowners still use kayaks and pedal boats to cruise around the small water areas. Just to the east of the lagoons is Seagate Yacht Club, which has been in operation since 1976. Originally open only to Seagate dwellers, the club is now open to the public and meets regularly at the Seagate community clubhouse.

The falls can be seen from the bridge between the two lagoons on Bimini Lane, just off Edinger."
- Taylor Hill

Monitoring Frequency

Huntington Harbour - Seagate Lagoon is sampled weekly from January 1st from December 31st.

Source Information

Swim Guide updates for Orange County are maintained by Orange County Coastkeeper based on information about water quality provided by the Orange County Health Care Agency, through the Ocean Water Protection Program at www.ocbeachinfo.com

Water Quality Graph

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