Looking for somewhere to go this holiday season? Come check out our beautiful California beaches.
The weather is still warm in December and January…
There are 9.3 miles of beaches in Huntington Beach, California that include a paved bicycle path and Pacific Coast Highway, both parallel to the oceanfront and the beach. Beginning at Sunset Beach on the north end of this coastal city in the County of Orange is Bolsa Chica State Beach. Parking is $15 for car per day and RV camping is available. There are fire rings, restrooms, concessions and surfing which is popular here. Next is Dog Beach which stretches from Seapoint to Golden West Streets along the coast. Dogs are only allowed on this beach. Parking is available in lots offset from Pacific Coast Highway; meters require quarters for parking. Price is around $0.25 per 10 minutes. Huntington City Beach extends from Golden West Street to Beach Boulevard. Concessions, restaurants on the Huntington Beach Pier, and the famous paved bike path extend through here. Finally, Huntington State Beach begins at the south side of Beach Blvd. and stretches south to the Newport Beach border beyond Brookhurst Street at the Santa Ana River Trail.
The beachfront includes the Huntington Beach municipal pier, food and rental concessions, restrooms, showers, volleyball nets, fire rings, and a 2,200 space beach parking lot plus additional parking on Pacific Coast Highway and adjacent streets. New buildings on the municipal pier, a new Visitors Kiosk at Pier Plaza, and new restrooms along Blufftop Park north of the Pier enhance beach visits for both residents and visitors. Lifeguard service is provided during daylight hours 365 days a year. The number and location of lifeguards on duty varies depending on season, weather and surf conditions.
Surfing is always an event in Huntington Beach. Surf shops, surf camps, surf museums, surf walk-of-fames, surf music and surfing happen all year long. And surfing is free.
There are approximately 18 hotels in and around the city. The least expensive is the Colonial Inn Hostel, for budget minded travelers willing to share rooms. It’s primary audience is college age kids. The most expensive property is the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort. No hotels are on the beach in Huntington Beach but nearby Sunset Beach does have lodgings on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway.