Buena Park is in Orange County or "The OC," which is located in the heart of Southern California and best known for its sandy beaches, ideal weather, friendly atmosphere and famous attractions. With so many activities to choose from, it's no wonder Buena Park, Orange County attracts millions of visitors each year. Whether you're a thrill seeker, foodie, sun worshiper or shopaholic, the "The OC" will provide you with the ultimate experience. And Buena Park is perfectly situated in the center of it all!
Huntington Beach is celebrated as Surf City USA but it may just be the world's bonfire capital too. With nearly 600 fire rings available on a first-come, first-served basis, bonfires are a city tradition right up there with surfing and volleyball. Beach concessionaires and some hotels offer wood and the fixings for a cookout. Roast a few hot dogs, toast some s'mores, then strum a little guitar, and pretty soon you'll feel like you're living in one those classic beach movies from the 1960s that first put the SoCal beach scene on the map.
Newport Beach includes more than eight miles of beaches that stretch from the Santa Ana River jetty to Crystal Cove State Park and border Newport Bay. All ocean and bay front beaches are open to the public from the hours of 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Crystal Cove State Park beaches close at sunset.
There are numerous public parking lots, parking meters and on-street parking available at or near our beaches. For more information on parking options, click here .
Beach Conditions can be obtained by going to our Beach Web Cams page or by calling Surf Report at 949-673-3371.
Parks and Facilities
For a complete list of parks, facilities and their amenities, including maps and other info, please click here .
Portable barbecues are not allowed on any City beaches. Fire rings and public barbecues are available near the Balboa Pier and at Corona del Mar State Beach from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.
There are two piers located in Newport Beach. The Newport and Balboa Piers are open from 5 a.m. until midnight. Restaurants are located on both piers and their hours may vary. Public restroom facilities are available at the base of both piers.
Wheelchairs that are capable of going on the sand, can be obtained at the Newport Pier and in Corona del Mar. The chairs are available on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved. To determine availability, please call 949-644-3047 during normal business hours.
Dogs on the Beach
Dogs are never allowed on the beach or any beachfront sidewalk between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., including the ocean front beaches and bay front beaches.
Before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., dogs are allowed, if they are securely restrained by a substantial leash or chain not exceeding six feet in length and controlled by a person who is competent to restrain the dog.
Please be aware that the person having control of the dog must have in his or her possession, an implement or device capable of removing any feces deposited by the animal
For further information, call the Animal Control Unit at 644-3717.
To check on items that were lost at the beach, please call 949-644-3047.
Frequently Asked Questions
For answers to frequently asked beach questions, please click here .
Beach Safety Information
Have a fun, safe day at the Beach by following these tips:
- Swim near a lifeguard.
- Learn to swim.
- Never swim alone.
- Don't fight the current.
- Never swim while intoxicated.
- Leash your surfboard or bodyboard.
- Don't float where you can't swim.
- Always wear lifejackets when boating.
- Protect your neck from spinal injuries.
- STOP, watch, and walk into the water.
- DON'T dive headfirst into any unknown water.
- DON'T dive toward the bottom into oncoming waves.
- DON'T stand with your back to the waves.
- DON'T jump or dive from a cliff, pier, jetty or bridge.
- Avoid bodysurfing, bodyboarding or surfing straight "over the falls." Ride the shoulder.
- In a "wipeout," land as flat as possible with your hands out in front of you.
- While bodysurfing, keep an arm out in front of you to protect your head and neck.
- When in doubt, DON'T DIVE, play it safe!
- Always wear sunscreen when outdoors.
- Be careful around the BBQ or fire pits.
Have a FUN, SAFE day at the Beach!
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Newport Landing Whale Watching
- 309 Palm St. #A
Newport Beach , CA 92661
- Phone: (949) 675-0551
Southern California Whale Watching at its finest. Newport Landing provides multiple whale watching trips daily departing from Newport Beach. Newport Landing offers whale watching tours year around. December through April is the prime Grey Whale migration period. We have been providing trips for over 20 years servicing thousands of patrons annually. Spectacular views provide for the backdrop to a fun filled event for the whole family.
George Bellis Park
- 7171 8th St.
Buena Park , CA 90620
- Phone: (714) 562-3860
Bellis Park is one of our most popular parks and is frequently used for picnics and family events. Visitors can play tennis, basketball, softball, and other sports at our beautifully landscaped facility. During the summer, kids ages 6-12 can visit the clubhouse for activities such as crafts and sports. Bellis is also home to the City's dog park, which is open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk. Wednesdays open at 10 a.m.
Henry Boisseranc Park
- 7520 Dale St.
Buena Park , CA 90620
- Phone: (714) 562-3860
Summer Concerts --
Every year, the Fine Arts Division is proud to present the Summer Concert Series at Boisseranc Park. These five FREE outdoor concerts are held
every Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Due to the Independence Day Holiday, there will be no concert on July 4 th . Fun for the entire family!
June 20 Wiseguys Big Band Machine – Back by Popular Demand! Fabulous Eighteen Piece Big Band
June 27 Hot August Night – The Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute Band
July 4 No Concert: Independence Day Holiday
July 11 Neon Nation - Totally Awesome 80s Tribute Band
July 18 Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando
July 27 Stone Soul – An Audience Favorite! Spot on Covers of R&B and Soul Classics
The park also features amenities such as lighted tennis and basketball courts, a multi-purpose field, and shaded picnic areas with barbeques. Each year, the swimming pool opens on Father's Day for public swimming. Guests can also take advantage of the Free Summer Park Program, which takes place each year from June through August. Recreation Staff will lead kids ages 6-12 in games, sports and craft activities all summer long.
Ralph B. Clark Regional Park
- 8800 Rosecrans Blvd.
Buena Park , CA 90621
- Phone: (714) 973-3170
Ralph B. Clark Regional Park is an urban park located in Buena Park, south of Rosecrans Avenue at the southern edge of the West Coyote Hills.
Park Facilities and Activities
Amphitheater, barbecues, baseball/softball fields, bicycling, fire rings, fishing, group picnic areas, hiking trails, horseshoe pits, Interpretive Center, interpretive programs, model sail boating, picnic tables, picnic shelters, playground equipment, tennis courts, volleyball courts.
The Interpretive Center is a small museum which features ice age fossil and local geology exhibits. The Center has an impressive mural of ice age mammals by Mark Hallet. Among the fossils on display is a 9 million year old baleen whale skeleton that was recovered from a local construction site. It is reputed to be one of the only complete ice age whale fossils in existence. Admission is free.
The park has a pleasant tree shaded trail that runs about 1.2 miles (1.9 km) along its periphery (including a 0.3-mile (500 m) walk along the north edge of the park). The trail rises to the top of Camel Hill (located in the north east corner of the park). Sights from the top of Camel Hill include Catalina Island, the Long Beach port, Signal Hill, Palos Verdes Peninsula, the KFI radio tower, Hawks Point Bluff, Mount Baldy, the Los Coyotes Country Club, the Santa Ana Mountains and the Huntington Beach Power Plant structures.
The park has a surprising variety of wildlife given its small size. More than 130 species of birds have been sighted in the park and there are resident populations of squirrels, rabbits, fish, lizards and turtles. In the evening, just after sundown, bats can be seen feeding on the insects that rise out of the pond. On occasion coyotes, raccoons and opossums visit the park.
William Peak Park
- 7225 El Dorado Dr.
Buena park , CA 90620
- Phone: (714) 562-3860
William Peak Park, 15.8 Acres
Offers the following amenities: Swimming Pool w/slide and diving board (2) Shaded Picnic Areas w/barbeques (3) Softball diamonds Clubhouse with summer activities (2) Basketball courts Playground area w/ sand Horseshoe Pits Skatepark Multipurpose playing field
Families can enjoy a day relaxing at pool or playing on any one of our sports fields at Peak Park. The park also features a skate park, basketball courts and horseshoe pits open to all ages. The swimming pool is open to the public Monday-Sunday during the summer. Every October, the park will host our famous Silverado Days Carnival. The event will feature a chili cook-off, carnival rides, games, and much more. Admission to the carnival is free.
The pond is stocked with catfish and trout. In addition, there is a resident population of Largemouth bass and bluegill. Catch and release rules apply to the bass. Fishing licenses are required for people sixteen years and older.