Destination guide

The friendly city of Sunset Beach awaits you

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Sunset Beach. Travelers like the restaurants, surfing and shopping in this walkable and welcoming city. RMS Queen Mary and Huntington State Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Sunset Beach

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Sunset Beach a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Knott's Berry Farm (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Disney California Adventure® Park (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Disneyland® (10.8 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Aquarium of the Pacific (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Medieval Times (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Discovery Science Center (12.3 mi / 19.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Sunset Beach

Travelers enjoy Sunset Beach for its surfing. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 84°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Sunset Beach

Travelers love Sunset Beach for its breathtaking sunsets and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Sunset Beach is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Huntington State Beach (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Bolsa Chica State Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Huntington Central Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Shipley Nature Center (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Sunset Beach

The nearest airport is in Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal), located 8.1 mi (13.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 11.8 mi (18.9 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Sunset Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 994 vacation rentals near Sunset Beach. From 562 Houses to 42 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sunset Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sunset Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sunset Beach:

  • Balboa Peninsula: 827 vacation rentals
  • Balboa Island: 299 vacation rentals
  • Corona del Mar: 585 vacation rentals
  • Anaheim Resort: 383 vacation rentals
  • Newport Coast: 579 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sunset Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sunset Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Long Beach: 2,698 vacation rentals
  • Disneyland: 2,993 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Cove State Park: 3,379 vacation rentals
  • Huntington Beach Pier: 1,092 vacation rentals
  • Anaheim Convention Center: 471 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sunset Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sunset Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 562 Houses in Sunset Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sunset Beach include:

  • Cottages: 42 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 301 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 42 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sunset Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 84 vacation rentals with pool available in Sunset Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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