With four luxury oceanfront resorts, visitors can experience the laid-back yet upscale lifestyle in Surf City USA. Huntington Beach has the largest collection of oceanfront rooms within a one-mile, walkable stretch on the entire US West Coast, making it perfect for a family, group or romantic getaway. Discover ocean views, exquisite dining, and live entertainment at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, a sprawling Andalusian-style resort with two pools, kids camp, and five restaurants on property. The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, recently underwent a complete renovation, doubling in size and adding a sparkling new pool, bonfire pits and waterslides. The boutique Kimpton Shorebreak Resort is located in the heart of Downtown Huntington Beach and is steps away from the iconic Huntington Beach Pier. The brand new, luxury property, Paséa Hotel & Spa, offers a contemporary oasis complete with chic décor, Balinese-inspired spa and stunning views.
From a vibrant downtown boasting surf shops and unique boutiques, to Pacific City, an oceanfront retail and dining destination, you will find shopping a highlight in Surf City USA. The dining scene can only be described as eclectic — from hole-in-the-wall taco shops and cafes and unique restaurants using fresh local ingredients in creative ways.
Outdoor activities reign supreme in Huntington Beach year round. Kayak Huntington Harbour, experience stand-up paddle boarding, cozy up next to a beach bonfire, check out the official Vans skate park, or saddle-up for horseback riding at the Equestrian Center. Go bird watching or hiking in one of the pristine parks or preserves; the famous Bolsa Chica Wetlands is home to over 390 species of birds! Walk, bike, or jog on the beautiful Ocean Strand, a 10-mile paved pathway running the length of the entire coastline.
Get more information via the Huntington Beach Visitors Guide.
Huntington Beach – Surf City USA in Southern California
Voted the Best California Beach by USA Today, Huntington Beach is an iconic destination that captures the essence of this great state. Here is a list of popular beaches that make this town “Surf City USA”.
Huntington City Beach
At Huntington City Beach, you can find year-round activities including volleyball courts, concerts, bonfire pits, and relaxation at the Huntington Beach Pier. For those looking to extend their stay overnight at the beach during October – May, can head to The Sunset Vista RV Campground which boasts breathtaking views for both visitors and locals. There is a $15 entry fee for weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
Bolsa Chica State Beach
South of Sunset Beach in Orange County is the Bolsa Chica State Beach. This is an ideal location for surfing, volleyball, sunbathing, water sports, or simply to relax and watch the sun set. The beach has consistent waves and surf breaks which makes this an idea suring spot for indivuduals looking for shallow water. If you enjoy fishing, Bosa Chica is also known for surf fishing of California corbina, croaker, shovelnose guitar fish, perch, and sand shark.
This beach also has 50 campsites available for visitors with self-contained RVs looking for electrical and water hookups. The daily fee for a standard vehicle is $15/day from April to September.
Huntington Dog Beach
If you have a furry friend with you on your visit to Orange County, then you must check out the Huntington Dog Beach. As a 100% community-funded beach, it is the spot that you can take your dog off-leash for them to enjoy the cool sand in their paws. If you make your visit in September, make sure to catch the Surf City Surf Dog Event which features a dog surfing competition featuring pets all over the globe.
Huntington State Beach
This 121 acre beach is another fantastic option for surfing, volleyball, basketball, special events, or night time bonfires. Make sure to arrive early to claim first dibs on a fire ring and keep an eye for migratory birds, as the beach is close to an ecological reserve. Standard day time use for vehicles in $15 and is open from 6am – 10pm.
Surf Town USA
Whether you are a swimmer, surfer, volleyball enthusiast, or just looking for some relaxation in the sand, Huntington Beach has some of the best spots to see in Southern Calfornia.