Truly… would it be a proper summer in California if you didn’t get to enjoy watching the sunset while simultaneously stuffing your face? Beach bonfires may be one of Los Angeles’ most iconic experiences of the season. That’s why we’ve made a list of the five places in LA you can have a bonfire along the coast. Pack your beach bags, curate a fire playlist, and don’t forget to bring wood!
1. Point Mugu State Beach, Malibu
Though bonfires are off-limits on the beach, you can reserve a campsite with a pit in the canyon across the road. Avoid having to pack up in the dark afterward and explore the 70 miles worth of trails surrounding the beach the morning after! Learn more.
2. Leo Carrillo State Park, Huntington Beach
Surround yourself in a truly beautiful California setting included with cliffs, caves, hiking trails, and the alluring Pacific ocean. The only catch? You’ll have to be sure to score a reservation for a campsite! Learn more.
3. Dockweiler Beach, Playa del Rey
People tend to gravitate to this beach when hosting bonfires because of its location, and the 75 pits go fast! Arrive on the earlier side so it’s easier to score a spot with a view. Learn more.
4. Huntington City Beach, Huntington Beach
The 200 pits located on site are on a first-come, first-served basis. If you love sights for sore eyes, you’ll enjoy gazing at the admiring sunsets, surfers, and birds of the beach. Learn more.
5. Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro
Cabrillo Beach tends to be one of the beaches in LA that many people don’t know about. It’s made of two beaches; one faces the LA Harbor and the other faces the ocean. Learn more.
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