Disneyland is about 25 minutes by car from
Huntington Beach. There are two theme parks, Disneyland and
Disney's California Adventure, plus the free admission
entertainment area, Downtown Disney which features live jazz
bands, ESPN Zone, Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen, a Lego
store, books and shops
with Disney gift items.
People from around the globe travel to
Anaheim, California to visit Disneyland Resort. They come for
the attractions but usually want to stay at the beach when
visiting. There are several beaches guests prefer. One
special beach is Huntington Beach. The other popular
beaches close to Disneyland include Newport Beach and Laguna
Beach. All the beaches are fantastic and each city offers an
experience different from the next. Newport Beach has
a beautiful harbor that some consider the heart of their
beach experience. They also have two piers, a ferry boat
ride, boats to Catalina Island, fishing day trips and
extreme surfing at The Wedge. Laguna Beach features art
galleries galore, including Wyland's gallery (the famous
whale and ocean muralist/artist). The beaches are spread
throughout neighborhoods in Laguna Beach and are lovely.
Laguna offers some great dining choices and diverse shops.
Scuba divers can dive off the Laguna coast. Huntington Beach features sand, surf and a
pier that stretches into the ocean approximately 1/3 mile.
Huntington Beach features a downtown shopping and
area that stretches approximately 5 blocks with shops that cater
to mostly a young audience but outdoor dining for all
What is our favorite beach? We recommend you
visit all three. But don't stop there. Also drive north to
Seal Beach with its wonderful, old fashioned shopping area.
It is the only beach that does not charge parking fees in
the downtown area! Then head north to Long Beach's Belmont
Shore and new The Pike with The Aquarium of the Pacific. So
much to see and do in a span of 40 miles but if you don't
stay at one place too long, you can see them all in a single