Huntington State Beach
Huntington State Beach is part of a beach community in Southern California, U.S.A. with the nickhame Surf City USA® where open water swimming can be done year-round.
In the summer months, surfing is banned at Huntington State Beach, making it extremely popular for those who prefer ocean swimming, surf fishing, body boarding and body surfing. It is also site of the biathlon The Mega.
There are beach volleyball nets, fire rings and basketball courts along the shoreline where the two miles of soft white sand beach is wide with plenty of parking.
The beach also features the Huntington Beach Wetlands that lie at its southernmost end. On this 114-acre refuge, visitors can stay on the lookout for the California Least Tern, a federally endangered species, as well as an abundance of other wildlife creatures.
Surf City USA
The city of Huntington Beach (Surf City USA® or Surf City USA) 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 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.
Huntington Beach's 8 miles is the longest stretch of uninterrupted beachfront anywhere on the West Coast.
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.