Pacific Coast Highway, also known as California State Route 1, was constructed in 1934 and runs the length of the California coastline, including along the 10 miles of Huntington Beach coastline.
Visitors taking Pacific Coast Highway to Huntington Beach will know they have arrived when they spot panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Once there, Huntington Beach's uninterrupted, wide, sandy beaches tempt passerby to pull over in one of the many beach parking spaces and enjoy the Southern California coast.
On the inland side of Pacific Coast Highway, travelers will see the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and the Huntington Beach Wetlands. Both areas have been restored with native California plants and are now home to hundreds of species of birds, fish and other wildlife. Visitors are invited to walk the trails of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and learn more about the impact of our wetlands at the Wetlands and Wildlife Care and Education Center.
Closer to downtown Huntington Beach, and just directly across from the Huntington Beach Pier, restaurants, surf shops, boutique stores and top retailers abound. This intersection of beach and city, at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street, is the most popular destination in Surf City USA.