Huntington City Beach - 17th Street

Huntington Beach, California

Known as Surf City USA, Huntington is the site of international surfing competitions. Facilities include food and surf equipment concessions, beach wheelchairs, and sand volleyball courts. There are stairways to the beach between First St. and Beach Boulevard. The Huntington Beach Pier is 1,850 feet long with snack bars, bait and tackle shops, and a restaurant. It is floodlit at night for fishing and surfing, it has a wheelchair accessible restroom. Pier parking is located adjacent to the pier. These two lots use a Pay and Display System, and parking may be restricted in these lots due to events and valet operations during the year. Daily parking in the Municipal Parking Lot, between First Street and Beach Boulevard is available at $15 per day weekdays, weekends and holidays. If you plan on doing some shopping in the area you can park at the Main Promenade Parking Structure, located on the east side of Main Street between Walnut and Olive Streets. Camping allowed November through the weekend before Easter. Call: 714-536-5280 for more info. (source: CA Coastal Commission and City of HB).

The site is located at the intersection of Goldenwest and the Pacific Coast Highway.

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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Monitoring Frequency

Huntington City Beach - 17th Street 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

Huntington City Beach - 17th Street

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:  

Known as Surf City USA, Huntington is the site of international surfing competitions. Facilities include food and surf equipment concessions, beach wheelchairs, and sand volleyball courts. There are stairways to the beach between First St. and Beach Boulevard. The Huntington Beach Pier is 1,850 feet long with snack bars, bait and tackle shops, and a restaurant. It is floodlit at night for fishing and surfing, it has a wheelchair accessible restroom. Pier parking is located adjacent to the pier. These two lots use a Pay and Display System, and parking may be restricted in these lots due to events and valet operations during the year. Daily parking in the Municipal Parking Lot, between First Street and Beach Boulevard is available at $15 per day weekdays, weekends and holidays. If you plan on doing some shopping in the area you can park at the Main Promenade Parking Structure, located on the east side of Main Street between Walnut and Olive Streets. Camping allowed November through the weekend before Easter. Call: 714-536-5280 for more info. (source: CA Coastal Commission and City of HB).

The site is located at the intersection of Goldenwest and the Pacific Coast Highway.

Monitoring Frequency

Huntington City Beach - 17th Street 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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Huntington Beach, California
Huntington Beach, California
Huntington Beach, California
Huntington Beach, California
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