Updated March 2, 2022
Discover Women-owned businesses in Huntington Beach that you can support during March's Women's History Month and any time of year. From spas, retail stores, yoga studios, restaurants, and more, there's a handful of unique Women-owned businesses in Surf City USA that provide unique experiences for visitors and residents alike. Here are Huntington Beach's female entrepreneurs:
- Houseplant Nation
- Plants by Yours Truly
- Aosa Coffee
- Sea Legs at the Beach
- Meleesa the Salon
- Stumpy's Hatchet House HB
- Heriloom a Modern Farmhouse
- Sunset Skin Boutique
- Dash of Sass
- Wet Dog Tavern
- Model Citizen
- Timeless Treasures
- Milk & Honey
- Surf City Skates
- Top Dog Barkery
- Yoga on The Beach
- Sweet Elle Cafe
- Red Table
Houseplants improve happiness and mental well-being and Houseplant Nation offers exotic houseplants to Huntington Beach. Owned by Tammy Ha, Houseplant Nation sales Aroids, Variegated Monstera Albo, Anthuriums, albo Epipremnum to name a few. Tammy offers workshop classes and local handmade pottery for sale.
Plants by Yours Truly
New to Huntington Beach, Plants by Yours Truly brings thriving house plants to Surf City USA. Owned by Melissa, she advocates for positive mental health and believes that plants help promote that from within. Being a plant mom has helped Melissa cope with anxiety and she wishes to help others by providing beautiful house plants to the community of Huntington Beach.
AoSA Coffee is owned by Keyana Hill and is a beautifully modern coffee house. Being founded in 2014, its mission is to bring quality beverages and healthy food to the local community. This unique coffee house located in the Huntington Harbour Mall and serves up coffee, tea, kombucha, vegan pastries, acai bowls, and avocado toast. See their menu here.
SeaLegs at the Beach
SeaLegs at the Beach, a one-acre beach club located at Bolsa Chica State Beach, is owned by Alicia Whitney. Enjoy live music with an array of scratch-made menu items including Poke Nachos with sushi-grade Ahi topped with a Sriracha aioli or a chopped Summer Salad featuring butter lettuce, grilled corn, blackberries, peaches, crumbled goat cheese, and fresh herbs as they sip from an assortment of hand-selected wines and brews. Diners can also enjoy gourmet s’mores after the sun goes down as they toast marshmallows on an iconic Huntington Beach fire pit.
Alica Whitney also owns Prjkt Restaurant Group that invites dining experiences and playful interpretations of American Classics to Huntington Beach. Below are the restaurants in under Prjkt Restaurant Group in Huntington Beach:
Jolyn brings functional swimwear created by female athletes for female athletes. Owned by Mondy Herndon, it was founded in 2010 with a broad network of decorated female athletes, including Olympic Medalists and NCAA champions that are a key part of the company's design, brand and sales efforts. Their flagship store is located on 5th Street in Downtown Huntington Beach.
Cleobella was inspired when Angela, the owner, traveled to Bali. At the end of her trip, she could see Cleobella sparkling on the horizon. From the beginning, the vision was to offer globally inspired products that uplifted the cultures and traditions of the artisans creating them. In collaboration with artisans, the first product was created and since the success of Cleobella grew. Today it is recognized as an international lifestyle brand with its headquarters being located here in Sunset Beach, California. Cleobella believes that empowering women makes our world a better place. They donate 1% of profits to empower women globally to organizations like Care.org.
Meleesa the Salon
Meleesa the Salon brings sustainable beauty practices to Huntington Beach by redefining beauty standards to incorporate radiant health and a holistic approach to on-tread styling that nurtures your natural glow from the inside out. Owned by Meleesa Luna, the salon started in Surf City USA in 2005.
Stumpy's Hatch House
Stumpy's Hatchet House is a fun place to throw some hatchets, catch up with friends and have fun! Owned by Adriana, this activity is new to Huntington Beach and brings an exciting atmosphere and an alternative form of recreation.
Heirloom a Modern Farmhouse
Owned by a mother and a daughter, Leo Clancy and Chef Brianne Clancy, Heirloom a Modern Farmhouse is a "Rustic Chic" restaurant with global inspiration. Opened in 2018 in Huntington Beach, Heirloom a Modern Farmhouse welcomes you with an intimate, cozy atmosphere and warmth, making you feel like you are dining in their own home. The dynamic chemistry of the incredible food paired with a carefully selected wine list and local beers on tap.
Sunset Skin Boutique
Sunset Skin Boutique, located in Peters Landing, is owned by Koleen Budney. Koleen offers cutting-edge skin care treatments with a private waterfront view of Huntington Harbour. Sunset Skin Boutique treatments are a mixture of the most innovative technologies and timeless techniques combined. She also sells superior-quality, clinically-proven skincare that provides dramatic results.
Wet Dog Tavern
Wet Dog Tavern has located just 2 blocks from the world-famous Huntington Beach Pier in the heart of downtown. This cozy tavern features local brews and foods in a welcoming environment. The interior has a full bar with a lot of counter seating and a few televisions. The interior patio is a nice intimate dining area surrounded by plants and string lighting, and the exterior sidewalk patio is a great space to have food and drinks while soaking in the sunshine and the beach vibes of Main Street.
For over 10 years Dawn McCormack and Karen Lona have searched throughout Southern California to bring you the most talented group of artisans, crafters, decorators, and upcyclers ever assembled right here in Huntington Beach at 5 Points Plaza. Timeless Treasures donates a percentage of every purchase made to help support local rescues, charities, and non-profit organizations. They are donated over $30,000.
Milk & Honey
Milk & Honey is a café in the Downtown Huntington Beach area. They offer a variety of menu items, including an organic coffee bar, tea lattes, shaken iced teas, lemonades, fruit smoothies, blended drinks, shaved ice, and other specialties. Only blocks from the beach, this quaint café is a great warm and inviting environment to enjoy a refreshment.
Surf City Skates
Surf City Skates is a roller-skating lifestyle brand and skate shop created by avid roller-skater, Toni Edwards, fused with her passion for surfing and skateboarding from a very young age. Their mission is to inspire and educate people of all ages, colors, and creeds to achieve their personal vision and goals when it comes to roller skating and skateboarding, by getting them into the best performing and looking gear for their personal skate needs, as well as offering tips, training, group skating meets and more by our network of experienced roller skaters.
Top Dog Barkery
The focus is all on pets at Top Dog Barkery, located in Pacific City. They offer personalized cakes, pastries, chew sticks, and packaged treats for your four-legged family members. Top Dog Barkery also carries pet accessories and toys. Not only do they have a great selection of items to buy for your pet they also have grooming and doggie daycare services available.
Yoga on The Beach
Yoga on the Beach HB offers donation-based yoga classes every day at Tower 14 on City Beach (on 14th and Pacific Coast Highway, on the left side of the tower). Classes are suitable for all levels of yoga experience and taught by certified instructors. Owned by Chanda Halpin, Yoga on the Beach HB offers movement, breathwork, and meditation. Donations are gladly accepted but not necessary to join (cash, Paypal, Venmo options are available with each teacher). Check the website for all upcoming classes.
Sweet Elle Cafe
Sweet Elle Cafe is not just a coffeehouse, but a whole kitchen serving lots of yummy dishes including tacos, sandwiches, and pies. Located in downtown Huntington Beach and North Huntington Beach, the owner Grace, gets her strength and wisdom from her mother.
Red Table takes comfort food to a whole different level thanks to the creativity of its chef and owner, Louie Jocson. Wine and craft beer also hold places of honor at this gastrobar. And yes, there is a red table - a communal setting where diners can enjoy great food and good company too.