NEW 2014 Dates/Locations have been posted below.
Please note: Each Date has a unique location in efforts to clean a larger
part of our local beaches throughout the year. Please read the info below for
important FAQ’s and more.
Beach cleanups are a fun and easy way to volunteer your time by helping to keep our beaches and ocean clean! We provide the bags, hand sanitizer and a gorgeous view. If you need community service hours we have certificates of completion available. We welcome individuals of all ages, schools clubs, Scouts, companies, and other large groups. We are always looking for volunteers to help at the booth as well as participate in the cleanups.
Frequently Asked Questions about our Beach Cleanups:
~ Number 1 most popular question: Do I need to sign up ahead of time?A. No, you can “just show up” in the morning and sign in. Its that simple! Cya there…
~ Q. Can I bring my kids, friends or a group? A. Yes. For groups of 30+, just send us a quick email: hsbchair[@]hsbsurfrider.org and let us know how many you expect to have. Please read through the rest of the FAQ’s below before emailing. Kids of all ages are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We cannot watch anyone once they are dropped off or cleaning the beach.
~ Q. Do I need to bring anything? A. No, but if you have work gloves and a bucket, bring them. (Summer time: Hat, Sunblock)
~ Q. Do I have to stay the whole four hours? A. No. You can help out for any length of time. (The cleanups run for 4hrs)
~ Q. How do I get to Bolsa Chica State Beach? A. Click Here (Between Seapoint & Warner on PCH)
~ Q. How do I get to the other locations? A. Use Google Maps or other maps or see dates/locations below. All cleanups are off of PCH near the bike path.
~ Q. Will you do special beach cleanups aside from your normal dates? A. No, please realize we have 20 plus beach cleanups scheduled with the City and State each year. We are fully loaded with these special cleanups throughout the year and cannot accommodate any “extra” cleanups on separate dates. Please do not request them as we get hundreds of emails weekly. You are always welcome to participate in the beach cleanup dates below. Thank you for understanding! You can however request one for the upcoming years dates and even become a sponsor of a future date.
~ Q. Can you sign my volunteer hours sheet or do you have a certificates of completion? A. Yes but you MUST show us that you participated.
~ Q. Do I have to pay for parking? A. Yes and No. No, at Bolsa Chica State Beach it is free from 8am-10am. Yes, possibly other locations have metered parking or free parking street in the residential area.
~ Q. Do your beach cleanups change locations? A. Yes, we are moving our beach cleanups around quite a bit this year to clean a larger area of our beaches. Always check the locations below before heading down to the cleanup.
~ Q. Do you ever cancel or reschedule a beach cleanup due to Weather? A. Yes–if it is lightly raining, we “might” have the cleanup. Always check our FACEBOOK page the morning of the event to see if we are still holding it. If there are heavy rains, the cleanup will be canceled.
~ Q. Can our company setup a tent/tables at the beach cleanup? A. Typically Yes–but only down on the beach at least 100 yards away from the Surfrider tent/setup. The City and State beaches do not like corporate sponsors to be displayed with “our” setup but anyone can put up a tent on the beach. We suggest not putting up a banner.
Please Note: PLASTIC BAGS – GLOVES HAVE BEEN PHASED OUT AT OUR BEACH CLEANUPS. In an effort to send less trash to the landfill we are asking that beach cleanup volunteers bring their own reusable bucket, reusable bag or a bag(s) from home that you would throw out anyway. Also, please bring work or garden gloves to use rather then then latex/disposable ones if possible. We no longer provide plastic gloves. Thanks!
All volunteers are welcome to participate and must sign a Liability Waiver that will be available at the beach for you to sign.
• State Beach Info ~ (Black)
Assorted Locations ~ Between Warner and Seapoint Avenue (Bolsa Chica) and all the way to the River Jetties at the South end of Brookhurst St. (State Beach)
All State cleanups run from 8:00AM to Noon – Parking waived before 10AM. (See schedule below for locations.)
• City Beach Info~ (Green)
Assorted Locations ~ Between Goldenwest St. and Beach Blvd (City Beach)
All City cleanups run from 8:00AM to Noon – Parking free on numbered streets or meter parking available (Bring Quarters).
**NEW: 2014 Beach Cleanup Schedule**
*January 11th – Tower 21 – Bolsa Chica State Beach
(Note: Enter between Warner/Seapoint on PCH and turn right once in the park. Look for Tower 21 on the left hand side.) Sponsored by Java Jaws Surfers’ Blend Coffee
*February 8th – South Bolsa Jetty – Bolsa Chica State Beach
(Note: Enter between Warner/Seapoint on PCH and turn left once in the park. Go all the way down to the end of the road and look for us on the right hand side near the new Jetty.) Sponsored by Clean Green Technology & Focus
*March 8th – Beach Blvd (South Entry) Huntington State Beach
(Note: Enter at Beach Blvd / PCH and turn left into the South parking area. Look for our blue Surfrider tent in the first parking lot.) Sponsored by Earth Log and Whole Foods
March 22nd – Sunset Beach – Anderson Street & PCH
(Note: Anderson Street & PCH. Overflow parking across the street Peter’s Landing) Sponsored by CVS & Monavie
*April 12th – Newland Street – Huntington State Beach
(Note: Enter at Magnolia St. /PCH. entrance and head back north to Newland St. Look for our blue Surfrider tent.) Sponsored by Coca Cola & Avocado Cafe
April 26th – 6th Street – Huntington City Beach
(Note: just North of HB Pier)Sponsored by Shorebreak Hotel and Pedego Electric Bicycles
*May 10th – Magnolia Street – Huntington State Beach
Enter at Magnolia St. /PCH. Look for our blue Surfrider tent.) Sponsored by Hurley & FoamEZ
May 24th – Beach Blvd (North Entrance) Huntington City Beach
(Note: Turn Right into parking lot) Sponsored by Nothing Bundt Cakes & Orange County Clothing
*May 28th – 6th Street – Huntington City Beach
(Note: just North of HB Pier) Barefoot Wine Beach Cleanup 10 am to 11am; meeting to follow at the Shorebreak Hotel
*June 14th – Tower 21 – Bolsa Chica State Beach
(Note: Enter between Warner/Seapoint on PCH and turn right once in the park. Look for Tower 21 on the left hand side.) Sponsored by Quicksilver and Nekter Juice Bar
June 21st – 6th Street HB (International Surfing Day)
(Note: just North of HB Pier)Sponsored by Aipa Surfboards & Brewbakers
June 28th – Huntington St. – Huntington City Beach
(Note: just South of HB Pier) Sponsored by Waterfront Hilton and Dukes
*July 12th – Sunset Beach – Warner/PCH
Sponsored by Volcom and Schooners at Sunset
July 26th – 6th St. Northside HB Pier – Huntington City Beach
Sponsored by Vans and Surfline
*August 9th – South Bolsa Jetty – Huntington State Beach
Sponsored by Pedego
August 23rd – 17th Street – Huntington City Beach
Sponsored by 17th St. Boardshop and Mona Vie
September 20th – 6th St. Northside HB Pier – Huntington City Beach
Sponsored by Mama’s on 39 and Nothing Bundt Cakes
September 27th – 9th St. North of the HB Pier – Huntington City Beach
Sponsored by Orange County Clothing and Shorebreak Hotel
Special Event: Reduce Reuse Recycle Surf Off (Surf Contest): Beach Cleanup at 9am-12 noon
9th St. North of HB Pier – Huntington City Beach.
October 11th – 15th Street – Rivers End Cafe – Seal Beach
Sponsored by Kohl’s and Foam EZ
*November 8th – Beach Blvd – Huntington State Beach
Sponsored by Earthlog and Coral Reef
*December 13th – Warner & PCH – Bolsa Chica State Beach
Sponsored by Java Jaws and Brewbakers
Q. Do you ever cancel or reschedule a beach cleanup due to Weather? A. Yes–if it is lightly raining, we “might” have the cleanup. Always check our FACEBOOK page the morning of the event to see if we are still holding it. If there are heavy rains, the cleanup will be canceled.