One of the best beaches in Southern California, Huntington Beach is home of 10 miles of sandy beaches, countless summer weather and, several things of fun and to experience one of the friendliest communities in Southern California. Surfing is one of the major attractions and activities in the area since Huntington Beach has great waves to enjoy with nice sunshine. “No worries” is the phrase you will always hear in Huntington Beach with a famous nickname of “Surf City, USA”. Real Estate Developer name Henry Huntington hired the Hawaiian-Irish Surfer Star George Freet to show the city some demonstrations in 1910. Another legendary surfer Duke Kahanamoku moved to the city by 1925, Huntington Beach became one of the best surf destinations in the US.
Surf and Skate
The famous and the main attraction of Huntington Beach is the Surf and Skate scene. You can start by walking around and show appreciation to all the greats of the past and present in the Surfing Walk of Fame. You can also visit and learn in the International Surfing Museum. The only International Surfing Museum opened in July 1987. Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum was founded several decades ago by a woman who's never surfed. In fact, Natalie Kotsch came from a spot in Canada where there really wasn't any surfing. If you feeling inspired now and want to try surfing you can start going to some surfing gear shop around the area or visit Van’s Off the Wall Skatepark to adventure yourself with skating. There are also some equipment rentals around Huntington Beach and available to anyone 18 or over.
Gondola Ride in the Beach
Have you seen the holiday lights when Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights is taking place? A gondola ride provides a slower-paced, more intimate, and romantic ride enjoyed among friends or lovers. Take a sunset cruise with the family or enjoy a nighttime sail through Huntington Harbor without the kids. Beverages and outside snacks are allowed and Sunset Gondola will provide cups, plates, napkins, and blankets. The hour-long ride for one two or even six friends takes you through the channels, past five manmade islands, and under a bridge for a romantic kiss. Make your stay more romantic and fun in Huntington Beach!
Huntington Harbor provides a quaint seaside feel and picturesque scenery. Built in the 1960s and located on the northwest corner of Huntington Beach bordering Seal and Sunset Beach, it is home to five man-made islands that feature more than 500 bayfront homes of all shapes and sizes. Along the beachfront, you will find shopping and dining options galore, and if you want to take to the water then you can charter a private boat that will take you on a scenic trip around the canals. You can try Sunset Kayak Rentals to explore the beauty of Huntington Harbor by paddleboards or kayaks that you can rent. If you are a first-timer you can go to OEX Sunset Beach for demonstrations to show how it’s done and they also have supplies for paddleboards or kayaks needs.
Huntington Central Park
Huntington Central Park is the largest city-owned park in Orange County covering over 350 acres of land. This peaceful setting of open grass fields and extensive tree and flower plantings is used for various activities such as picnics, biking, playing, and strolling along the paved paths enjoying the serene atmosphere. Central Park West features the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, a Disc Golf Course, Lake Huntington, Kathy May's Lakeview Cafe, Dog Park, the Shipley Nature Center, the Senior Center, and a covered picnic shelter available for rent. Walking trails run all over the park and you can walk or jog here easily as well as enjoy the flower gardens that showcase the local plant life perfectly.
Besides in getting around the area and swim you might not want to try to surf since you never experience it before and waves may be scary. Huntington Beach famous and loves surfing, Surfriders Academy will cover you in learning surfing for you to try the sport by yourself. They have talented staffs that train beginners to learn how to stand on their surfing boards from the very first lesson. Surfing lessons fit for all ages so either you are a family, group of friends or solo everyone can learn surfing together. You can now start surfing like a pro in Huntington beach, this will be a great adventure experience for everyone.
Huntington City Beach and the Huntington Beach Pier
The beach's 3 ½ miles of gorgeous sands is a haven for professional surfers and volleyball players and draws locals and tourists eager to learn how to surf and stroll the 1,850-foot-long pier. The impressive pier, which is one of the longest on the West Coast, is an excellent place to fish and catch a sunset. Our pier sits in the heart of Huntington Beach and allows visitors and locals alike to experience the breathtaking views amidst the sounds of crashing waves and the ocean breeze. Enjoy an oceanfront view of Huntington City Beach at one of Huntington Beach’s oceanfront hotels. As an anchor for the beach and downtown region of Huntington Beach, California, the Huntington Beach Pier wasn’t always there. It has been beaten and damaged irreparably several times in its tough fight against nature. Powerful waves have destroyed the structure but it just keeps coming back, stronger and better.
Downtown Huntington Beach
Whether you need a break from surfing or fishing at Huntington City Beach or are looking for something to do by your beachfront hotel, Downtown Huntington Beach is the place to go. You will never get bored or hungry getting around and surfing all day in Huntington Beach. They have a wide range of hotels, restaurants, and shopping boutiques that you might love to visit. With blocks of shops and plenty of eateries offering a break from browsing, Main Street and Fifth Street blend convenience, selection, and Downtown's always-vibrant atmosphere. There's something for everyone, including charming souvenir stores, family-run surf shops, trendy women's boutiques, enchanting vintage collections, as well as bicycle and motorcycle supplies. Overall, previous visitors heaped praise on this part of the city, citing its diverse selection of shops and restaurants as reasons to return. However, a few lamented the lack of parking, particularly at night and on weekends, so consider arriving early or walking to the area. You'll find Downtown Huntington Beach next to the Huntington Beach Pier and the Pacific City shopping complex.