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Huntington Pier Beach

About Huntington Pier Beach:�

The beach around Huntington Pier may be the biggest reason that the city has trademarked the name Surf City. Ironically, Huntington Pier Beach is such a popular place to surf that it's banned south of the pier in summer.

Huntington Pier Beach Fees:�
    Entrance Fee: No
    Parking Fee: Yes
Creature Comforts at Huntington Pier Beach:�
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Snack bar
  • No pets allowed
  • No Alcohol on the beach

Huntington Pier Beach Activities:�

  • Bike path
  • Skating trail
  • Surfing, banned south of the pier from mid-June through early September
  • Bodyboarding
  • Swimming, lifeguard on duty during daylight hours
  • Volleyball
Lodging Near Huntington Pier Beach:�
  • Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
  • RV camping at Bolsa Chica Beach
Highs and Lows at Huntington Pier Beach:�
  • Offshore oil rigs are somewhat unsightly here, and you may occasionally find tar on the beach.
  • The Huntington Pier, with a red-roofed restaurant at the end is one of Orange County's most scenic
Huntington Pier Beach Events:�
  • U. S. Open of Surfing, July
  • Huntington Beach Open Volleyball Tournament, August
  • Sand Castle Contest, October
Beachgoer Beware:�The surfers who hang out north of the pier are a pretty tough lot, with little tolerance for beginners. If you're not an expert surfer, you may be better off to head for Bolsa Chica instead.

Heal the Bay gives Huntington Beach a "D" grade for water quality. In summer, it's prone to red tides.

How to Get to Huntington Pier Beach:�Huntington Beach and Pier is on Pacific Coast Highway, in the city of Huntington Beach. To get there from I-405, take Beach Boulevard west to Pacific Coast Highway and turn right. The parking lot entrances are at First and Fifth Streets.
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