Roller blading is one of the most popular sports along the coast is
Rollerblading groups meet every Saturday at the Huntington Beach Pier's Pier
Plaza and go on a fun roll with children, adults and people on bikes even
welcome. Well paved paths stretch from Sunset Beach (1 mile in length),
through Huntington Beach (8.5 miles) and onto Newport Peninsula (nearly 3
miles). It is possible to get in nearly a 12 mile workout, one direction
or 24 miles round trip. Blades can be rented at several shops along the beach
path on the Newport Beach Peninsula, Balboa Island and in Huntington Beach along
the sandy beach at concession shops. Zack's Beach Catering and Concessions north of the Huntington Beach Pier rents
rollerblades by the hour or by the day for approximately $8 per hour or $25 per
day. Call: 714.536-0215.
Proceed with caution due to slippery conditions from wind blown sand and wet spots. Also observe posted speed limits, especially in Newport Beach where enforcement of posted signs is particularly noticeable in the months of April through September.
Message from Toby: Hello Skaters, our Saturday morning Huntington Beach fun roll leaves at 9:30 a.m.! We meet just north of the Huntington Beach Pier at the amphitheater and skate approximately 16 miles round trip. The pace is easy and all ages and levels are welcome. We make several rest stops at various points to let everyone catch up. We highly recommend that you wear all protective gear - at least wrist guards and a helmet. Afterwards you can join us for lunch in or around downtown Huntington Beach.
There is a parking lot next to the pier that charges per hour fees but free parking can be found a few blocks away, up any street from 6th to 17th, where there are no meters.
Huntington Beach, California is known not only for its great roads but also for the well-maintained 8.5 mile cement path that runs parallel to Pacific Coast Highway. Located on the ocean side of the highway, this path sees thousands of bicyclists, joggers and walkers on a daily basis. The scenic paved path some prefer to call a promenade, boardwalk or road stretches from Sunset Beach (1 mile in length), through Huntington Beach (8.5 miles) and through Newport Peninsula (nearly 3 miles). It is possible to get a 12 mile workout one direction or 24 miles total. For the distance workouts, you can take the underpass that connects to the Santa Ana River Trail near the bridge beyond Brookhurst Street. That trail goes all the way through Orange County to Yorba Linda and Featherly Park for an estimated additional 32 miles one direction.
Roller bladers share the paved Huntington Beach path with pedestrian traffic and bicyclists. Proceed with caution due to slippery conditions from wind blown sand and wet spots. Also observe posted speed limits, especially in Newport Beach where enforcement of posted signs is particularly noticeable in the months of April through September.