Huntington Beach

 
Took the coast home after a business meeting on a crisp and bright December day. Cruising through Huntington Beach I pulled over to take a few shots of the beach and pier. As you will notice from these pics the beach is abandoned unlike summer where Huntington is the hub of beach goers from the inland areas.

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Known as Surf City, it is home to 10 miles of sandy beaches and has a downtown area right across from the pier with plenty of shopping and dining. It is also known for it’s large surf contests so you can expect surf shops to be abundant in the downtown area and that they are. Jacks on the corner of PCH and Main St. has been there for years and features all the big surf brands. http://www.jackssurfboards.com

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Huntington Beach has a long strand of sidewalk that stretches for miles with a view of the Pacific and Catalina 26 miles across the sea.

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The city also has a 365-acre Huntington Central Park filled with recreational activities: horseback riding, walking paths, a sports complex, and even a disc golf course. The restored Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and Huntington Beach Wetlands is home to more than 200 bird species and is also a great place to take a leisurely stroll.

Named one of the country’s top 10 Dog-friendly places, Dog Beach is the perfect place to spend a few hours with your pooch. It spreads over a very large area and there is plenty of room for your dog to play.

For more info: http://www.dogbeach.org/

I have also been to the Wiener dog races in the Old World Village which holds monthly dachshund races and a weekly competition during September and October. Schedules are available on the Weiner Dog Store website. http://www.oldworld.ws/dachshund-races.html
Very funny to watch.

Huntington Beach is a great place to visit to shop, play in the water, walk your dog, bike, stroll, etc. For more info visit: http://www.surfcityusa.com/