JG Island Beach in Huntington Beach, California
JG Island is the southern end of Huntington State Beach at the north side of the Santa Ana River Channel. This relatively unknown spot next to the popular state park is frequented by surfers and bird-watchers.
Most of the island west of Pacific Coast Highway is blocked off in an area called the Least Tern Preserve, but you can walk all around this fenced off area.
The surfing area at the mouth of the river is referred to as “River Jetties” by local surfers and JG Island is a great place to watch the surfers when they are out there.
The Huntington Beach Bike Trail goes north from here and the Santa Ana River Trail parallels the river for a long distance making this a great place to start a bike ride from.
Swimming in the Santa Ana River or Talbert Channel is not advised due to urban runoff contaminants that flow into them from city streets.
Access to JG Island is easy from parking lot numbers 1 and 0 in the Huntington State Beach or from Seashore Drive on the other side of the Santa Ana River Bridge.
Brookhurst St & CA-1
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
- Park Name
- Huntington State Beach
- State Park
- Other Names
- River Jetties
- Surfing, Birdwatching, Biking, Running, Skating
- Paved Bike Path, Restrooms
- Pet Policy
- No dogs allowed on the beach
- Fee for parking in state beach lots