The Best Beaches for Bonfires in LA & OC

A beach bonfire is a ritual California families have enjoyed for years. Below is a list of beaches that allow bonfires. Be sure to check links to get accurate, up-to-date information. Beaches are listed from north to south.



Dockweiler State Beach
Dockweiler State Beach has 3.7 miles of ocean frontage and 288 acres of beach. Amenities include restrooms, showers, picnic facilities, fire rings, and volleyball nets.


Bolsa Chica State Beach
Over 200 fire rings are first-come, first-served, unless reserved with a picnic area. They’re available every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Huntington Beach
The Huntington Beach City Beach is a 3.5-mile stretch of pristine shoreline. Popularly known as “Surf City,” Huntington Beach is home to the world famous municipal pier, and is a west coast surf mecca for more than 8-million annual visitors. There are 127 firepits located south of First St. to Beach Blvd.


Newport Beach – Balboa Pier Beach, Corona del Mar State Beach, and Newport Dunes
Over 60 fire rings line the beach just a few steps away from the Boardwalk. Fire rings are available on a first-come, first-served basis between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily.


Aliso Beach, Laguna Beach
Famous for world-class skim boarding and those hotly contested fire pits. Be ready, families will often camp out at 6 a.m. for the chance to cook later in the day as the fire pits are first-come, first-served.


San Onofre State Beach
San Onofre State Beach is one of California’s most popular beaches and hosts surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, campers, kayakers, birders, fishermen and bicyclists. Whales, dolphins and sea lions can be seen offshore from time to time.

All campsites on the San Onofre Bluffs and San Mateo Campgrounds include a fire pit and picnic table. San Onofre Surf Beach has a limited number of fire pits available.


Are we missing your favorite beach to throw a bonfire? Let us know below!




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