Huntington City Beach

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Huntington City Beach is 3.5 miles of a soft white sandy shoreline located in heart of a beach community in Southern California, U.S.A. with the nickhame Surf City USA®.

Huntington City Beach is crowned by the famous Huntington Beach Surf City Pier. With the pier, major hotels and Main Street shopping and dining experiences right across the Pacific Coast Highway, the beach is the perfect hub for beach goers.

Board, body and kite surfing are Huntington City Beach activities, as are sandcastle-building, ocean swimming, sunbathing and picnicing.

It is also a frequent location for numerous surf and sport competitions including the US Open of Surfing and AVP Pro Beach Volleyball tournaments.

Surf City USA

Huntington City Beach is located along the Southern California coast in Orange County, about 40 miles south of Los Angeles and about 90 miles north of San Diego. With a population near 200,000, it is among the nation's safest cities and often ranked among the Top Ten Safest Cities by City Crime Rankings.

Huntington Beach (Surf City USA®) covers 28 square miles of land, 26 square miles of water where there are numerous open water swimming courses, and is one of the 20 largest cities in California. With 8.5 miles of uninterrupted, soft white sand beach along the Pacific Ocean, the city also plays host to an annual visitor population of more than 16.3 million people, with the greatest attendance during summer, special events and weekends.

Founded in the late 1880s, Huntington Beach was incorporated as a Charter City in 1909. The City Council has seven members elected to four-year terms that are limited to two consecutive terms. The position of Mayor is filled by Council members on a rotating basis. Huntington Beach’s beaches are perfect for barefoot strolls, open water swims, sitting by the glow of a late night bonfire, surfing on some of the world’s best-breaking waves; building sandcastles, and walking with your dog.


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