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Huntington Beach Bonfires & Fire Pits at Beaches

Let's Have a Bonfire in the Fire Pits at Huntington Beach, California! Shown in the video above are youth at a bonfire south of Huntington Beach Pier on Huntington City Beach. Enter the parking lot at Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Blvd. and turn right to enjoy these bonfire rings.

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Cost: Free, fire wood NOT provided.

Reservations: Not available. First come, first serve.


Huntington City Beach
Huntington State Beach
Bolsa Chica State Beach

The busiest season for the bonfire pits at Huntington California beaches that include Huntington City Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach and Huntington State Beach usually runs from late May through early September. Free fire pits are in great demand during that time, especially on weekends. It is not unusual for people to stake claim to a pit in the morning, even when planning to use it later in the day.

There are around 1,000 free fire rings that can be found on the beaches beginning south of Sunset Beach past Warner Avenue on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. Continuing along the coast, you will find them stretching past Beach Boulevard on Pacific Coast Highway south toward Newport Beach. Fire rings are available on Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington City Beach and Huntington State Beach, the three beaches that extend the 8.5 miles along the City of Huntington Beach.

There is no free fire wood on the beach unless, like a parking meter with time left, you happen upon someone's left over wood. Fire wood can be purchased at grocery stores in the surrounding area and beach concessions also sell it in bundles. The price for a bundle is usually around $6.

Suggestions for a fun bonfire adventure include roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, hosting a sing-along or having a story teller. Bonfire events make great family reunions, birthday parties and corporate team building.

Caution: It is recommended that you not burn wood palettes. The nails in those structures have been known to explode, creating a danger for guests.

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