Must-see attractions in Huntington Beach

  • Not seen in the open very often, a male Common Yellowthroat perches among the yellow wild mustard flowers at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.

    Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

    Huntington Beach

    You'd be forgiven for overlooking Bolsa Chica, at least on first glance. Against a backdrop of nodding oil derricks, this flat expanse of wetlands doesn't…

  • Huntington Beach

    Huntington City Beach

    Huntington Beach

    One of SoCal’s best beaches, the sand surrounding the pier at the foot of Main St gets packed on summer weekends with surfers, volleyball players,…

  • Bolsa Chica State Park

    Bolsa Chica State Beach

    Huntington Beach

    A 3-mile-long strip of sand favored by surfers, volleyball players and fishers, Bolsa Chica State Beach stretches alongside Pacific Coast Hwy between…

  • The Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach, California.

    Huntington Beach Pier

    Huntington Beach

    The 1853ft Huntington Pier is one of the West Coast's longest. It has been here – in one form or another – since 1904, though the mighty Pacific has…

  • International Surfing Museum

    Huntington Beach

    The world's biggest surfboard (in the Guinness World Records) fronts this small museum, an entertaining stop for surf-culture enthusiasts. Temporary…

  • Huntington Dog Beach

    Huntington Beach

    Dogs can romp in the surf at Huntington Dog Beach, between Goldenwest St and Seapoint Ave, north of Huntington City Beach. Nearly a mile long, it’s a…

  • Huntington State Beach

    Huntington Beach

    Want even more surf and sand? South of the pier, Huntington State Beach extends 2 miles from Beach Blvd (Hwy 39) to the Santa Ana River and Newport Beach…

  • Surfers' Hall of Fame

    Huntington Beach

    To date, some 65 surfing legends have left their hand- and footprints in the concrete of this sidewalk, styled after Grauman's Chinese Theatre in…

  • Shipley Nature Center

    Huntington Beach

    On 18 acres, away from the beach, this nature center offers kid-friendly exhibits on conservation efforts and a self-guided wetlands nature trail.

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