Attractions

Nature Reserve in Huntington Beach

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

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 exactly promise the unspoiled splendors of nature. However, …
Beach in Huntington Beach

Huntington City 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, swimmers and families. Bathrooms and showers are located north of th…
Beach in Huntington Beach

Bolsa Chica State 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 Huntington Dog Beach to the south and Sunset Beach to the north. …
Historic Site in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Pier

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 damaged giant sections or completely demolished it multiple times …
Nature Center in Huntington Beach

Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center

Galleries in this 1400 sq ft facility feature tanks showing off local marine life and reptiles, and there's taxidermy of land and bird species. It's on the north end of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. They rent …
Museum in Huntington Beach

International Surfing Museum

The world's biggest surfboard (in the Guinness World Records) fronts this small museum, an entertaining stop for surf-culture enthusiasts. Temporary exhibits chronicle the sport’s history with photos, vintage surfbo…
Beach in Huntington Beach

Huntington Dog 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 postcard-perfect place to play with your pooch. Parking meters co…
Beach in Huntington Beach

Huntington State 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 boundary. All-day parking costs $15.
Landmark in Huntington Beach

Surfers' Hall of Fame

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 Hollywood.
Park in Huntington Beach

Shipley Nature Center

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