Plan Your Visit in Huntington Beach, CA
Come stay in Huntington Beach, CA and discover Surf City USA's® beachside culture. Located in Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego, with three airports near Huntington Beach. Surf City USA's 10 miles/16 kilometers wide open sandy beaches make it a paradise for families, couples, dogs, and surfers. Our endless summer weather offers relaxation, things to do, outdoor activities, and oceanfront dining year-round. Some visitors' favorites include biking, beach bonfire pits, kayaking, paddle boarding, and of course, the iconic Huntington Beach Pier spanning 1,850 feet / 0.56 kilometers in length. Our pier sits in the heart of Huntington Beach and allows visitors to experience the breathtaking views amidst the sounds of crashing waves and the ocean breeze.
Huntington Beach is an active, energetic town where life is lived outdoors, especially along the oceanfront. Every day, residents and visitors gather to surf, play beach volleyball, or walk and bicycle along the famed Ocean Strand paved boardwalk. Washed by sea breezes and bathed in sunshine, Huntington Beach offers an almost perfect climate - whether you're looking to exercise or do little more than hang out along the sand, watch the waves and take in the scene. When it's time to head indoors, explore Huntington Beach's many day spas and indoor attractions.
Where is Huntington Beach?
The city of Huntington Beach is nestled within Orange County, California, gracing the breathtaking coastline of the Pacific Ocean. Positioned approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) southeast of downtown Los Angeles, this coastal gem offers easy access via major highways like Interstate 405 and California State Route 1. Embracing the title of "Surf City USA," Huntington Beach extends for miles, showcasing not only its renowned sandy shores but also the serene beauty of Huntington Harbour. This picturesque harbor enclave adds an extra touch of charm, providing a tranquil oasis for boating, water sports, and waterfront living. With its ideal location between the vibrant city life of Los Angeles and the coastal wonders of neighboring communities, Huntington Beach is a coveted destination that captures the hearts of locals and visitors alike.
Planning a Huntington Beach Vacation
When planning your Huntington Beach vacation, use the tools we've provided to plan your ultimate Southern California beach vacation.
- View the latest issue of the Huntington Beach Visitors Guide or request a copy to be mailed to your home.
- Don't miss these great deals from local businesses, including theme park discounts, cruise and tour specials, and deals on day spa treatments.
- To stay up-to-date on Surf City USA News, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.
- And before you head out, be sure to check out parking information for downtown Huntington Beach and the beach.
If you're already in town, head to our Visitor Information Kiosk at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier for personal recommendations from Huntington Beach locals and to pick up copies of our Visitors Guide, Visitors Map, Historical Downtown Walking Tour, and more.
Huntington Beach greets over 3 million visitors every year with sunny skies, rich Southern California culture, and perfect waves. Get the most out of your vacation by using our planning tools. We've provided a Huntington Beach timeline (and our 100 years of surfing history), weather overview…