Very convenient parking. The State Beach, is located next to the city parking area, but the State parking, is nicer, though priced higher. We go there all the time. The beach seems kept clean, has restrooms (though the restrooms are progressively not kept clean as the day progresses...bring hand cleaner, and maybe tissue...wear shoes in there too). There are no food facilities, so pack your stuff, unless of course you do not mind walking a few hundred yards from the beach to the adjacent Huntington Beach business areas and /or pier, where there can be plenty of choices, depending on if you really like walking. The slope of the beach is mild, surfers frequent the area, lifeguards are well apportioned, and you can see Catalina Island very well on a clear day. We have seen frolicking dolphins in the surf a couple of times. We like it. Get there no later than 10:30 AM, parking fills up maybe sooner on weekends for sure.
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