Where the Huntington Beach Pier extends itself 1,850 feet over the ocean for casual goers to experience the Pacific Ocean in California, it's also this location in Huntington Beach where surfers stake claim to "Surf City, USA" and sunset lovers come to take in a heavenly experience. So if you're listening to California Dreamin' by The Mamas And The Papas, then Huntington Beach is where you want to make that dream a reality, because this place truly is paradise.
As surfers flock to catch swells generated predominantly from the North Pacific in winter and from a combination of Southern Hemisphere storms and hurricanes in the summer, making for a consistent surf all year-round, Huntington Beach is also known for its long 9.5-mile (15.3 km) stretch of sandy beach and spectacular fiery sunsets. Located in Orange County, Huntington Beach is the seventh most populous city in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan statistical area.
Huntington Beach can be described as having a Mediterranean climate where ocean water temperatures average 55°F (13°C) to 65°F (18°C). In the summer, temperatures rarely exceed 85°F (29°C), while in the winter, temperatures rarely fall below 40°F (4°C), even on clear nights.