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huntington beach pier

Huntington Beach Pier Photos, Information & Map

Huntington Beach-- The Huntington Beach Pier is the highlight to any visit to Huntington Beach, California. It is the anchor to the downtown shopping district along Main Street, and to the City Beaches, the focal point of this tourist destination. First built in 1904, Huntington Beach Pier  is said to be 1853 feet long, and was rebuilt in its current rendition with re-enforced concrete pilings. Read the background of the rebuild campaign effort  that began in 1991 to rebuild the Huntington Beach Pier as the tourism focal point for the city. 


Hours: Huntington Beach Pier is open 5 a.m. - Midnight. Location:  315 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA. 

Shops & restaurants: On the pier you will find public restrooms, Ruby's Diner; Tower Zero lifeguard tower; Kite Connection, Surf City HB Store and Let's Go Fishin' bait and tackle shop.

Getting to Huntington Beach Pier: Exit San Diego Freeway (405) at Beach Blvd. and drive toward  Huntington Beach exit (not Westminster). When Beach Blvd. comes to a dead-end at Pacific Coast Highway, turn right (you will pass through approx. 12 intersections with stoplights).  Drive less than one mile and the pier is on the left side--you can see it as you approach it. Parking is available next to the pier. Flat fee is charged on busy summer days, and the rest of the time you can purchase time in one of the machines in the parking lots.


Huntington Beach Ocean View Hotels:
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
Huntington Beach Inn
Shorebreak Hotel Joie de Vivre

Huntington Beach Pier Events:
Farmer's Market or Art-A-Faire - weekly. Vendors can call these numbers:  Orange County Farm Bureau 714-573-0374 OR  Arts & Crafts call Pam Fellows 714-846-5509.
May - Duck-a-thon is held one weekend in May with the rubber ducks dumped off the HB Pier.
July - 4th of July Fireworks Display is launched from the pier each year.
August - Huck Finn Fishing Derby for kids is held one Saturday in August.
December - Pier Holiday Lights are turned on during a celebration in early December.

Huntington Beach pier map

Fishing on the pier is one of the hottest sports at the beach.  When the tourists and locals are busy and not out strolling, you'll still find the fishermen out with their lawn chairs, buckets and rods and reels, waiting for a nibble.

Some interesting fish snagged from the see at HB Pier-- stingrays, sharks, corbina, perch and a variety of fish  are reeled in. Anglers generally don't eat the fish caught from  Huntington Beach Pier or other piers in the surrounding areas, especially in certain years and seasons. They fish for  the sport and enjoyment of being outdoors. Fishing still ranks as the top sport and Huntington Beach Pier is no exception, especially because you don't need a license.

The pier is an entertaining place to watch people stroll and watch the surfers and waves below. Never knowing what you'll find, if you stay there too long, you'll probably be recruited to take a family photo for tourists passing by. As the number one picture spot in Huntington Beach, there's a picture taken every couple seconds during the summer and every minute during the winter on the Huntington Beach Pier.