Huntington Dog Beach

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Huntington Beach, 20211, Huntington Beach Bike Trail, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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  • Daily: 5AM - 10PM

Located in the city of Huntington Beach, California, Huntington Dog Beach is a renowned coastal destination for locals and visitors. Spanning a generous 1.5-mile stretch of coastline, this spacious dog-friendly beach offers ample room for dogs to play, socialize, and bask in the joy of beachside adventures.

The beach provides various amenities to meet your dog’s needs. You’ll find convenient water stations positioned strategically along the beach, allowing dogs to stay hydrated during their visit. Additionally, the beach is equipped with waste bag dispensers to promote cleanliness and maintain a pleasant environment for everyone. However, it’s best to bring your own waste bags in case the dispensers are empty.

Huntington Dog Beach is known for hosting a few exciting dog-focused events that occur annually. Two notable events are the Surf City Surf Dog and the world famous SoCal Corgi Beach Day. If you’re a big fan of corgis, the SoCal Corgi Beach Day is worth a visit! This event attracts hundreds of corgis, who come together to celebrate these charming and charismatic dogs. Participants enjoy various activities such as costume contests, corgi races, and socializing with fellow corgi enthusiasts.

When it comes to parking, there are several options available near Huntington Dog Beach. Metered street parking is available along Pacific Coast Highway and the surrounding streets. However, it’s important to note that parking can get crowded, especially during peak times and weekends. Arriving early or considering alternative transportation options can help ensure a smooth arrival and hassle-free parking experience.

If you want to avoid the crowds, the best time to visit the beach is during weekdays or early mornings. This allows for a more tranquil experience and ample space for you and your dog to explore and enjoy the beach.

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What to Expect

Dogs can be off-leash No fences or barriers No shade No benches or tables Limited parking Restroom facilities on site Drinking water available No wheelchair access Beach Mostly flat, Sand, Grass

Things to Know

  • Parking is limited, you may need to come early to find a parking spot. Parking costs $2/hour.
  • Very few bathrooms (for people), not well-maintained, and no sink to wash hands with.
  • There’s a paved trail near the parking area that’s accessible to wheelchairs but there are no paved paths to the beach.
  • Lots of unneutered dogs on the beach.
  • FAQ page to learn more about the dog beach.

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Molly and Finch

Finch, my mini aussie and I came here for the first time and had I good time. There were plenty of dogs to play with and were watched by their owners closely. There’s a small food truck that sells dog treats too! Will go back this summer.