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Best Places For A Bonfire In OC

June 14, 2014 5:00 AM

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During the day, you can enjoy sand, sun and time in the water, and at night, you can get cozy with a bonfire at these OC beaches. With an assortment of activities such as surfing, swimming, sunbathing, cycling, running and volleyball, family and friends can take pleasure in the unique beauty of Southern California and end the outing with a warm bonfire in the evening.
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Aliso Beach
31131 S. Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92652
(949) 923-2280
www.ocparks.com

Bring your s’mores, hot dogs, hoodies, family and friends to top off a fun day at Aliso Beach. Parking is close to the beach and is only $1 per hour which makes this an easy one to access. And, if you are lucky, you may find one of the free parking spots offered. In addition to enjoying the clear water, fresh ocean breeze, savoring the California sunshine and admiring the views of Catalina Island, there is also a snack bar and playground for the kiddos. Light up a bonfire in a designated fire ring and end the night right with good food under the sunset.

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(credit: City of Newport Beach)


Corona Del Mar State Beach
3100 Ocean Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92625
(949) 644-3151
www.beachcalifornia.com

Surrounded by exquisite homes and serene parks, Corona Del Mar State Beach is a local favorite for bringing your special someone and enjoying a bonfire while watching the stunning sunset. The beach is a nice destination for not only bonfires, but also volleyball, picnics, running, grilling and sunbathing. Additionally, the beach is a popular destination for runners. The water, palm trees and homes overlooking the beach provide a desirable view to accompany a variety of activities.

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(credit: Visit Huntington Beach)


Huntington State Beach
21601 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 536-1455
www.parks.ca.gov

In addition to great waves, plenty of parking and lifeguards on duty, Huntington State Beach has several bonfire pits to carry the party well into the evening. To ensure you have a fire pit reserved for your group, it’s recommended to get to the beach in the morning. Also be sure to bring $15 for parking. Other amenities include public restrooms and a food stand.

Related: Best Parks To Walk Your Dog In OC

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(credit Desiree Eaglin)


Bolsa Chica State Beach
17851 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 846-3460
www.parks.ca.gov

With about 50 campsites that offer the perks of fresh ocean breeze, fire pits and ocean views, Bolsa Chica State Beach is the place to go for a beach bonfire. The electricity, public restrooms and showers on site make it a suitable destination for nature lovers and those warming up to the outdoors. Parking is close to the beach as well, and there are usually only a few people around so you can have a peaceful evening with little commotion. Bring your blankets, family and friends and gather around for a special beach bonfire.

(credit: Mary F./Yelp)

(credit: Mary F./Yelp)


Huntington Beach
301 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 969-3492
www.surfcityusa.com

Known as one of Southern California’s more laid-back beaches, Huntington Beach is the place to go for a relaxing evening under the stars. Nicknamed “Surf City USA,” Huntington Beach embodies the surfing culture of SoCal. In addition to a notable amount of fire pits available for bonfires and cook outs, Huntington Beach is an ideal place to go biking, surfing, play volleyball and take surfing lessons. There are also showers and public restrooms available to accompany your day at the beach.

Related: Best Rafting And Kayaking Near OC

Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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