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    The beach is pretty nice but it is really contingent on the weather, the people you're with and how crowded it is. The beach can get incredibly crowded, especially with the street vendors and the things happening on the beach, like the US Open right now!

    Still nice to have a place to go to to get away from the busyness of the city and get taken away by the waves amd ocean breeze! The beach is really long, great for jogging and exercising with lots of bike rental shops and whatnot. The pier is also cool, but I have seem better at other beaches. The sand is relatively clean with random trash strewn around. Lots of lifeguard towers and hose off stations.

    Expect crowds on weekends and lots of trouble parking outside of their $15 lot - for this price it is more worth it to get here early and stay until closing. Parking in the lot shouldn't be too much of a problem!

    tl;dr okay beach but there are definitely nicer ones! Lots of people around and things to do.

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  • Huntington BeachPro 2014
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    I believe this city has a lot of balance and that is what I love about it the most. It has the historical California beach town aspect to it, while also feeling like a small town with all the resources one would need. Great place to live.

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  • Huntington Beach

    I love Huntington! I have lived here for 3 years now and the beautiful weather and generally nice natives are great. It gets a little rough in the summer when the tourists invade and you can barely walk to the beach though. I play volleyball twice a week and the courts are generally well maintained and the atmosphere friendly.

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  • Huntington Beach
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    Upscale beachfront living. This city has a lot to offer the average Joe or the "I have a car you can not pronounce because i'm so rich" guy. Large variety of late night spots to dance and drink and the beach is always full of Volleyball and sun tanning beauties.

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    Clean and fun. Always festive. Safe with Police patrolling the area on the go anytime. Cool shops. Lots of Volleyball spots. Great happy hour bars. Friendly atmosphere.

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  • Huntington Beach

    This is one of the more popular beaches that I had gone to when I was younger. The sand here is super soft and there's just so much space on the beach. Normally, there's multiple games of beach volleyball and frisbee games going on at once since this beach is pretty popular with big groups of friends and family. What I used to do in when I was a kid was catch these small crabs before they burrowed themselves into the sand when they come flushed in by the wave onto the shore

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  • Huntington BeachCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
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    Discover the Orange County city that defines Southern California, Huntington Beach has a cool laid back vibe without the typical OC pretentiousness. Many say this is where the true trendsetters of West Coast fashion, food and lifestyle reside. With 10 miles of uninterrupted beaches, HB features the "most consistent waves on the West Coast", which helped the city receive the nickname, "Surf City USA".

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  • Huntington Beach

    I've been to this beach many times, it is great when not crowded, so go on the weekdays to enjoy if possible!

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  • Huntington Beach

    Beautiful day here in December. Lots of people enjoying the sand, sun, and water. You can shop, dine, play, and stay!! Bike ride, skateboard, walk, run, whatever you do, the weather is wonderful!

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  • Huntington BeachPro 2014
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    Have you ever experienced a winter in Southern California? Imagine doing this during the winter. Thats one of the luxury of living in SoCal where the weather year round is great. The Huntington Beach Pier offers a relaxing walk with a nice scenic view of the coast. It's a great place to watch the surfers in action as well.

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  • Huntington Beach

    I love HB. But I don't like that everything closes so early! You see, I lived on the east coast for years, before moving back to SoCal, and I got used to the late night hours. They know true night life!

    But I do love the weather here, the light fair, and so much more! :)

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  • Huntington Beach
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    Huntington Beach is your hip, clean and very OC destination. Known as surf city, it attracts a lot of visitors here. The roads are spread apart, contrary to what I imagined since the beaches in San Diego are much more busier. This is a great alternative since it's still a party beach but a bit classier.

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  • Huntington BeachPro 2014
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    It's not a "fancy" beach but it is home!! HB is real and full of residents that have been here forever! It's not overrun with tourists and still has a charm that is endearing. Main St. and the revitalization that has gone on is something to be seen. Oh and did I mention that HB is the home of the US Open of Surfing?

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    Cool beach, famous surf spot, they host everywhere US OPEN one of the biggest surf tournaments in the world, its just by the pier where everything happens.

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  • Huntington Beach

    If you're looking for the "typical" beach where there's warm sun, surf, and children playing in the sand, this is where you want to be. It's where the Holister clothing company has a live feed in their stores.

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  • Huntington Beach

    I think this is the best beach in the area.
    If you are looking for a nice place to be that is the place for you!

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  • Huntington Beach

    Huntington beach is absolutely brimming with activity on hot days, seeing the nearby beach accommodate estimates of 500,000 sun-seekers daily. The waters are home to several surf breaks that create a huge surf culture here. Board rentals/classes, surf competitions, and various special events are just some of the lucrative activities that power Huntington Beach's strong tourist appeal. The waterfront itself is home to great places to eat and buy suviners, as well as several bars and clubs. These latter attractions help make the nightlife at Huntington Beach truly happening. Bars like Ripple and Hurricane assure that there are options for everyone to enjoy partying here. Huntington Beach is an exciting yet almost overwhelming hot-spot that is always full of activity.

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  • Huntington Beach

    Huntington Beach is the 'television studio' of Southern California beach scenes: you'll want to be and be seen here. Make sure your flip-flops are comfy enough for a lot of walking on the pavement - going up-n-down the PCH on foot near the pier is the way to go. Any day the sun shines on a Friday through Sunday, there will be hundreds of people here, think about when you want to eat lunch at any one of the dozen + places to grab a bite under the sun.

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  • Huntington Beach

    Nice place to relx

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  • Huntington Beach

    Passed through here a few times. It's a charming place.

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Huntington Beach is the most populous seaside city in Orange County, California. It has an 8.5-mile long sandy beach and lively beach culture, but really it’s all about the surfing. Huntington Beach has some of the best surf breaks in the whole of California, and though it doesn’t have the highest waves in the world by any means, the consistent year-round quality of surf means the city is often referred to as “Surf City, USA,” and sometimes even as the “Surfing Capital of the World.” The world surfing championships are held in the city each summer. If you’d rather watch the surfers than take part yourself, the atmospheric pier is a popular spot with both spectators and sports fishermen. And if you’re wondering how standing on a plank of wood on some water became so popular, check out the International Surfing Museum whose aim is to preserve the history of surfing culture throughout the globe. And with all that adrenaline pumping throughout the day, the nightlife is pretty buzzing too—check out the bars along the waterfront.

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