Los Angeles beach bonfires are a time-honored, laid back tradition that California residents and visitors have enjoyed for years. Most beaches provide fire pits free, on a first-come-first-served basis, you bring the wood. Call your friends and family, sing a song around the fire and make s’mores. Not all LA beaches allow bonfires but here are a few to get you started.
Dockweiler Beach in Playa Del Rey
This beach is a hallmark of beach culture, 75 fire pits dot the large expanse of sand. The beach begins at Ballona Creek and runs south until it reaches neighboring El Segundo Beach.
Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro
Cabrillo Beach has an abundance of fire rings available to use at this tranquil spot. Picnic table areas sitting under shady trees, swimming and diving opportunities galore and plenty of hills to climb. The Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse shares this end of San Pedro with the Marine Aquarium, Harbor Boat Launch, a tide pool, wind surfing launch point and some of the best views of Catalina Island there are.
Please don’t forget to extinguish your fire before you leave!