Huntington Dog Beach
Huntington Dog Beach
4.5
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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SFGlen
Palm Springs, CA93 contributions
Sep 2022
We usually write reviews for restaurants and hotels, but this was SO MUCH FUN that it deserves a review too!

We are from the desert and desperately needed a beach fix, even if it meant a 2 ½ hour drive each way. The Huntington Dog Beach was worth every minute of the commute!

First, it’s very easy to get to. Just drive west! I can see how parking might be a problem, but we went on a Tuesday, around 10:30 am, and had absolutely no problem. It’s paid parking, but the high-tech payment method is very easy. Enter your plate number on the terminal, insert your credit card, and that’s it. Not too expensive, either.

There are several handy public restrooms, which are private, although the cleanliness could have been a bit better.

Beach access is easy, without any big climb down a cliff or anything. The beach is impeccably clean, WIDE and very long – I’d guess a good mile or two. There is plenty of room, people are incredibly friendly and we didn’t encounter a single unpleasant or aggressive dog the entire day. The surf was reasonably gentle too, with a wide/shallow break, so I felt pup was very safe.

The dogs are all having the times or their lives! It was pretty good for us humans, too! This is the best dog beach in Southern California.
Written October 6, 2022
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jmsaathoff
Bloomington-Normal, IL192 contributions
Nov 2020
When in the Huntington Beach area we typically visit this place multiple times. Partly for the exercise of walking on the beach, partly for the view, but MOSTLY to see the dogs just loving life running on the beach. Get there early, the parking spots fill up, but it only costs $2 per hour to park. Well worth it
Written November 24, 2020
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Outofdodge_10
Santa Fe, NM1,328 contributions
Feb 2022
I will bring my dogs here every time I visit. They love visiting and it rivals the Carmel dog beach which is fantastic. We brought our younger dog here for the first time in late February and she was in heaven. It's a long stretch of beach and when I was there, all of the dogs were having fun - no aggression. Parking was easy, but it was a weekend, so it was crowded. We did manage to snag a parking spot right away because someone was leaving. The problem with this place is that it's tough to convince your pups to leave! Thank you Huntington Beach - My dogs were both smiling - truly.
Written April 4, 2022
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U642VMrobertc
Fairborn, OH188 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Our family along with dog visited the Huntington Dog Beach today. What should have been a great experience was greatly tempered by having to use a beach restroom. To say it was completely and totally disgusting would be to pay it a complement. The toilet was actually overflowing the top of the toilet seat with human waste. Officials keep stressing to wear masks and be safe , but zero effort being shown in maintaining a restroom! If cost of maintenance is an issue, charge to use it, but for god sake clean the damn thing!!!
Written August 13, 2020
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Katy L
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
Oct 2020
I love taking our dog here. Just a little further south than Rosie's and the beach is so much cleaner. Only drawback is the limited parking it can get a bit crowded at times. I always feel lucky when I get a parking spot. This is our favorite dog beach!
Written November 1, 2020
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jet2022017
Huntington Beach, CA33 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a no brainer for dogs that like to run free in a fairly contained environment. Obviously the ocean is a barrier and a short cliff keeps dogs from PCH but one still needs to keep an eye on them as squirrels living in the rocks can be enticing. But there are plenty of dogs to play with and LOTS of room to roam. Have never had an issue with other dogs when I take my doberman there.
Written March 5, 2020
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Sachi Sharma
Phoenix, AZ117 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Our dogs absolutely loved it! They didn’t go in the water because they’re small maltese and we’re afraid but they loved socializing with other dogs! We went in the evening so the weather was a little cold but still nice. The beach was relatively clean- there were some dirty spots but it is a dog beach after all. The only star down was for parking as it was very hard to find. We had to wait on someone to leave before we could get parking. In addition, there isn’t any place (that I saw at least) that we could clean our dogs after they were covered in sand. But a nice place, and a must visit if you have dogs and are in the area!
Written July 31, 2021
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Steve Concialdi
Orange County, CA719 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
What a great dog beach. We took our 5 month old puppy here for the first time & we all had an absolute blast! Our dog brought a friend but all the dogs seemed to have a wonderful time on the beach. I wish more beaches allowed dogs. It was a memorable time for all! Highly recommended. Steve Concialdi
Written August 18, 2020
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Cheryle G
Broomfield, CO147 contributions
Feb 2020
I went down there several times during my visit since my daughter goes every day with her dog. It seems really nice and I really enjoyed watching the surfers while walking in the sun. Most people did a great job of cleaning up but I did notice some people let their dogs go in the water and they don't attempt to clean it up even though it could be done. I guess that happens everywhere though. Theres always someone! Still, a very pleasant place to visit.
Written March 22, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,765 contributions
Jul 2019
Lots of happy dogs here. There should be more places like this where dogs can run free and enjoy a swim or just running in the water and on the beach sand.
Written August 10, 2019
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