Chamber of Commerce.
The city of Huntington Beach was named for Henry E. Huntington, the railroad man. Some of the business in the area is the manufacture of refined petroleum and aerospace equipment. With the beaches readily available, many beach-related activities are in Huntington Beach. Oil helped to build the area when it was discovered in 1920. Offshore production began in 1930. After 1960, the city began to grow rapidly with many new residential areas.
International Surfing Museum
411 Olive Avenue (at 5th Street)
Huntington Beach, CA
All kinds of surfing memorabilia including a Dick Dale guitar, A Duke Kahanamoku's surfboard and much more.
All beaches in the city are public ones. There are 9 miles of wonderful, spacious, sandy beaches with one of the largest pleasure piers in the world. It is 1,856 feet long. It is the longest concrete municipal pier in the state. It was re-built in 1992 after storm damage.
Bolsa Chica State Beach runs from about Warner to Sea Point along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). This beach is known for mellow surf and as a good place to learn to surf. It is also known for the Grunion Runs that take place sometime between March and August. This is also a great place to surf fish. Fee to park.
Huntington City Beach is located right in the middle. It runs from Seapoint to Beach Blvd. along PCH. The pier extends out from this beach. Many competitions take place in and around the pier area. The U.S. Open of Surfing is held here each year. Many beach volleyball courts are here along with shopping and places to eat.The Dog Beach is at the northern end between Seapoint and Golden West. There is parking here for a fee.
Huntington State Beach is along PCH from Beach Blvd to the Santa Ana River and Newport Beach border. A great beach for families with the surf safe for children and others bodysurfing, etc as surfing is banned during the summer months. The southern end of the beach is a designated nature preserve. It is also a facility for the training of lifeguards. Parking is available for a fee
Waves are consistenly 2-5 feet at a minimum. The surf is even better during the winter. The waves are ideal for all levels at different areas of the beach. Beaches average about 100 yards wide with lots of sand, fire rings, vollyball, and a 8.5 mile long paved beach path.
Numerous public parks -58 of them, including the 354 acre Huntington Central Park (714-425-9931). There are three miles of equestrian trails in the city. There are also 72 tennis courts, a marina and a wildlife preserve.
Things to see and do in Huntington Beach.
Southern California Surf Report
Newland House Museum
19820 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: 714-962-5777 This home, built in 1898, is not used as a museum. It was the home of early residents, William and Mary Newland. The original farm contained about 500 acres. The bought the original swamp land, drained it and utilize the good soil beneath the swamp. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been restored and authentically furnished.
Both Surfside and Sunset Beach are small communities located near Seal Beach and Huntington Beach. Surfside is a gated community with no businesses and little parking. It is between Seal Beach and Sunset Beach. Sunset Beach is on a mile or so of oceanfront between Surfside and Huntington Beach.
Huntington Beach Dog Park
The Huntington Beach Dog Park is an acre and a half of land located next to Central Park on Edwards Street. Dogs may play here unleashed in the presence of their owners
Dog Park Hot Line: 714-536-5672
Surfers' Hall of Fame and Walk of Fame
Memorials to the greatest of the surfers, handprints, footprints and more. A Statue of Duke Kahanamoku stands here. corner of Main Street and PCH
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Huntington Beach has a City Council/City Administrator form of government. The council has 7 members each of whom are elected to four year terms. It is a Charter City.
Huntington Beach Historical Events
New stronger pier opened made of reinforced steel with concrete coated epoxy protection. It is 1,853 feet long and was designed to look like the old 1914 style pier.
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, California 92648
Phone: (714) 842-4481