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Huntington Harbour Safety Compliance

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During this unprecedented time, we have seen an increase in citizens and visitors using the Huntington Harbour waterways and beaches.  The weather has been warm and we understand that both citizens and visitors want to get outside to enjoy the fresh air, get in the water, and actively recreate but we need everyone to do it safely.

Unfortunately, we have noticed a trend that is not popular among first responders and residents in the area, the lack of safety and respect to private property.  Increased bridge jumping has been reported, climbing onto private docks, life jacket rules not being followed while using paddleboards and kayaks, and standard water safety rules not being followed.

In an effort to reduce the lack of safety by Harbour visitors, the Huntington Beach Fire Department’s Marine Safety Division will begin staffing Marine Safety Officers and Lifeguards to patrol the area and increase public safety and education.  In over 25 years, the Harbour has not been normally staffed but due to the increase of visitors using the area and the lack of safety – it is of extreme importance to educate and maintain a level of safety for all patrons.

At this time, we are asking all residents and visitors in the Huntington Harbour area for compliance to keep both adults and youth safe while enjoying the beautiful Huntington Harbour area.  Please read and understand the rules and safety messages prior to enjoying the beautiful area:


  • No person shall dive, jump or enter into the water from or immediately in front of any bridge, pier, wharf, dock, float, bulkhead, seawall, groin, jetty, natural rock formations or any other place, or object not specifically designated for the purpose of diving, jumping or entering into the water. (HBMC 13.40.030)
  • Swim in approved marked zones (HBMC 13.40.020)
  • Do not climb onto private boats (HBMC 13.36.110)
  • Do not climb onto private docks (HBMC 13.40.030)


If the rules are not followed and voluntary compliance cannot be achieved while visiting the Huntington Harbour beaches and waterways, the Huntington Beach Police Department will be notified and patrons not compliant with the rules may be cited. 

We want visitors and residents to the area to be safe and it starts with you–understanding the rules, how to use the waterways safely, and respecting private property.  We thank you for your compliance and if you have any questions feel free to seek out someone from Marine Safety in our Harbour or call 714-536-5411.       

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Keeping Our Community Safe & Informed

City Services Call Center 

Available Monday through Friday 9am-5pm: 

(714) 536-5511


2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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.


August 24-September 13 – US Open

September 5 – 6 – Civil War Days

September 18 – 20 – Great Pacific Airshow

October 1-4 – AVP


May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

Weekly Surf City Nights


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.