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KEEP IT MOVING AT THE BEACHES

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As the weekend approaches, the City wanted to remind everyone that our beaches and beach bike pathways are currently open for active recreation only.  Beachgoers must “keep it moving” at all times.  This will help us continue our efforts to provide open areas while limiting gatherings and potential crowding issues that may make it difficult to safely practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

PERMITTED Beach Activities:

  • Walking, running, hiking, bicycle riding, etc. where normally allowed
  • Water sports (i.e. swimming, surfing, bodysurfing, boogie boarding, kite surfing, paddle boarding, skim boarding, kayaking, and other similar ocean activities)
  • Fishing from the beach and other ocean access locations where fishing activities are normally allowed, so long as social distancing requirements are abided by

NON-PERMITTED Beach Activities:

  • Settling in place (i.e. sunbathing, picnicking, lying or sitting on the sand, etc.)
  • Use of items to settle in place (i.e. chairs, blankets, tents, pop-ups, coolers, etc.)
  • Groupings of any people outside their immediate household (all household groupings must be engaged in active recreation at all times).
  • Fire pits
  • Volleyball
  • Loitering

Social distancing is required at all times (unless with persons of the same household), and the City strongly recommends the use of face coverings as an added precaution.  The beaches are open to the public every day from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Visitations outside this timeframe are considered a violation subject to fines.

Additionally, at this time, the following amenities at the beach will remain closed to facilitate enhanced social distancing practices:

  • Huntington Beach Pier
  • Beach playground
  • Fire pits and volleyball courts
  • Open grass and picnic areas adjacent to the beach bike path

Active recreation is also allowed in Huntington Harbor and all connected channels (for activities such as boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, etc.).  However, Huntington Harbor beaches will remain closed, including:

  • Davenport Beach
    • Humboldt Beach
    • Trinidad Beach
    • Seabridge Park Beach
    • All harbor beaches along Pacific Coast Highway in Sunset Beach

The City will maintain continued communication with the public to share details about the active recreation rules, with City lifeguards and law enforcement personnel set to make hourly public announcements about the need to engage in active recreation and social distancing while at the beach.  Enhanced signage about the new active recreation rules will also be posted at the beaches to keep beachgoers informed at all times (see below).

The COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving, and the City is working to adapt to these changes and meet the needs of its community.  As policies are updated or modified, they will be posted on the City’s HB Ready website at www.HBready.com.  For questions about City policies and services, please call our Call Center at (714) 536-5511.

Link to Press Release PDF Here

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Keeping Our Community Safe & Informed

City Services Call Center 

Available Monday through Friday 9am-5pm: 

(714) 536-5511

 Address:

2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
USA

The City of Huntington Beach is committed to keeping our community and visitors informed of current events in our community. The purpose of this page is to foster transparency and increase the sharing of information. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Huntington Beach will make every effort to to update this page when updates are received from our local, state and federal partners.

Postponed/Canceled Events

The following events in the City of Huntington Beach have been postponed or cancelled. The City is actively working with event promoters to hold these events in the future.

CANCELLED

August 24-September 13 – US Open

September 5 – 6 – Civil War Days

September 18 – 20 – Great Pacific Airshow

October 1-4 – AVP

POSTPONED

May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

Weekly Surf City Nights

RESCHEDULED

September 12 – Cruise in Car Show

October 11 – Cars and Copters

If you are a senior and in need of assistance, please call (714) 536-5600

Who Is Considered Higher Risk?

Older Adults (People aged 65 and older)
People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lung Disease

Watch for symptons & What Should You Do?

  • Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath
  • If you develop emergency warning signs of COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face
  • If you feel like you are developing symptoms.
  • Stay home and call your doctor
  • Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms.
  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home.  Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
  • Get medical attention immediately if you have any of the emergency warning signs listed.

What can you do if you have a family member or friend who is at higher risk?

  • Ensure that they have enough supplies on hand and offer to help them get more if needed.
  • Know what medications they are taking and see if you can help them have extra on hand.
  • Communicate regularly with neighbors, friends, and family to support them.
  • Be cognizant of people visiting their home and inform them what to do to stay safe.
    • Stay home
    • Avoid touching high traffic surfaces in public places.
    • Social distancing
  • If you are feeling ill please avoid visiting.

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