Huntington Harbor Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Area Map #28 Miles of Shoreline: 10 Harbor Surface Acres: N/A Elevation: 0’ Address: Sunset Way East Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Ph:714 536-1454
Huntington Harbor is located a few miles north of Newport Bay. Huntington Harbor and Newport Bay are similar to one another. Both locations have waterways that meander in and out along waterfront homes and both have marinas filled with an array of beautiful boats. Huntington Harbor also has two marsh-like areas.
Kayaking allows you to launch from any small beach but the favorite launch accesses are in Sunset Beach on the channel side (east side) of Pacific Coast Highway between Warner Avenue and Coral Cay Lane or on the small Mother's Beach at Humboldt Island. Novice kayakers new to the sport will do well to take a few lessons for paddling and capsize rescue. Many kayak retail stores not only sell the equipment, but also offer kayak lessons and rentals on an hourly basis.
There are an abundance of arms throughout Huntington Harbor which inhabit halibut, bass and a number of other species of fish. Beginning in the Fall halibut fishing in the harbor areas of Southern California picks up as the fish move into the shallow harbors to spawn. Numerous kayak anglers target the spawning fish using live bait rigs and circle hooks.
Open: Huntington Harbor is open daily for boating, twenty-four hours a day, year-round with running lights at nights. The entire harbor has a 5 m.p.h. boat speed limit.
Fees: There is a boat launch at the end of Edinger Avenue located at the Sunset Aquatic Regional Park, (2901-A Edinger Avenue). The gate is open twenty-four hours with an automated self-pay machine at night. Be sure to bring one dollar bills for the machine for parking. There is no launch fee. Also, there is free and metered parking on the streets and in the parking lots off of Warner Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway 1.
Harbor Facilities: There is ocean and harbor beaches, restroom, volleyball, swimming, fishing, boating (5 m.p.h. boat speed limit.)
Launch Directions: From the city of Long Beach, travel south on the Interstate 405. Exit on Bolsa Chica Road. Turn right heading south toward the beach. Drive to Edinger Avenue and turn right. Follow Edinger Avenue to Sunset Way East. Or you can launch your boat one block from the Pacific Coast Highway 1 off of Warner Avenue.
Seabridge Park launch access located at 16252 Countess Drive has a restroom and shower. Launching a kayak here at low tide can be a messy experience, so arriving at high tide is ideal. Free street parking.
Trinidad Island Park located at 3601 Sagamore Dr is another place you can launch your kayak or SUP in Huntington Harbor. At low tide, launching your kayak will be a muddy experience. Street parking is free but limited during the summer months.