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Mother's Beach Information, Huntington Beach, California

Mother's Beach in Huntington Harbour (comprised of five manmade islands,) is a mellow little beach that is used primarily by locals living in and around Huntington Harbour. Parking is somewhat limited, which makes the beach not a popular choice for visitors to the city. Huntington Harbour has several such beaches that do not offer lifeguard services, so parents must keep watchful eye on their kids when visiting Mother's Beach and the other Huntington Harbour sandy coves.  Mother's Beach is also referred to as Davenport Beach by the City of Huntington Beach, the agency which maintains the small sandy beach as part of the city's park assets. The small sand lot is comprised of less that half an acre ( .462 acres).

Mother's Beach is popular for its lack of ocean waves that are strong and generally not conducive for kids under a certain age, but it also offers scenic appeal, tucked in neighborhoods overlooking nice houses in the Harbour. Mother's Beach is accessible near Huntington Harbour Mall on Davenport Drive. Just continue down Algonquin from Warner Ave., and turn onto Davenport (there's only one way you can turn) till you arrive just a few blocks before crossing a small bridge.  The beach is on your right hand side, across from a very small marina.

Huntington Harbour, while offering gentle waters, can be subject to degraded water quality. Be sure to check before letting your children immerse themselves in the water. Look for water reports from Huntington Beach's Huntington Harbour area to determine if there are issues.

There are no public restrooms on this tiny Mother's Beach, and only a few trash cans where you can dispose of your soda cans. For another similar beach that offers public restrooms, shade trees and picnic areas, you may want to drive less than a mile to the public park with a playground and beach overlooking Huntington Harbour at Seabridge Park.

Where to eat: Huntington Harbour Mall features a Trader Joe's, pizza restaurant, Chinese food, and nearby on Edinger and Bolsa Chica you'll find a Carl's Jr., Taco Bell and other fast food chain restaurants and convenience store.

Where to sleep: The nearest hotels to Huntington Harbour include an Extended Stay hotel on Bolsa Chica, and the Travelodge by Wyndham at the beach in Sunset Beach.

Hours: Mother's Beach is open from 5 a.m. to Midnight, though there is virtually no lighting and no activities to enjoy, so most people leave before sunset. No glass bottles and glass containers are permitted at this beach or any beaches in Huntington Beach. There are no fire rings at Mother's Beach, and dogs are not permitted on the beach.

Special interest: This beach is best known as a vantage point to watch the Huntington Harbour Christmas Boat Parade in December.



The map shows the approximate location of Mother's Beach.