Where to (legally) have a beach bonfire in Los Angeles

If you want to feel like Mischa Barton in The OC, or maybe you just want to sit by a campfire and tell ghost stories, look no further than these spots near Los Angeles.

LA County has strict requirements for allowing fire rings to be lit in the metro area. There are actually only two beaches within the county where public bonfires are still legal:

Dockweiler State Beach in Playa Del Rey is the most popular spot in Los Angeles for a beach bonfire. There are 70+ fire pits to roast dogs and smores over, there’s a ton of parking, public restrooms, bike path and even an overnight RV area. It’s also directly under the flight path from LAX, so you can watch the planes fly overhead during the sunset.

Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro (close to Port of Los Angeles and the Korean Friendship Bell) has fewer than a dozen fire pits. Located right next to the aqaurium, Cabrillo is surrounded by cliffs and picnic areas.  You can pay a $9 fee for all-day parking too.

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If you want to keep going south:

Huntington State Beach in Orange County has about 200 fire pits that are on a first come, first serve basis. There’s a lot to do in the area, including beach volleyball courts, bike trail, public restrooms and beach concessions (which also sell firewoord). Parking is $15 for the day.

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Tap here for a map of all the places within the state of California that allow beach bonfires.

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