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Huntington Beach, California Sunset Pier Photo at Huntington Beach Pier




The picture of a man standing on the Huntington City Beach south of the Huntington Beach Pier shows the beaming sun hidden, but not forgotten as its obscured position behind Ruby's Diner makes for a brilliant display of color. It's the perfect time of day to take sunset photos. Notice the details such as the long shadows cast onto the Pacific Ocean from the pier pilings. At this time of day and position of the sunset as it seems to descend very quickly into the ocean, you have to move back and forth--north to south, and move toward the water line and back, till you get just the right position where you aren't blinded by the sun and your camera can capture the strong silhouettes, providing amazing pictures and great souvenirs of Huntington Beach.

The Huntington Beach Pier is the city's main icon, and probably the most photographed item in town (though the owner of Rocky Mountain Chocolate on Main Streets swears that his big, stuffed bear is the most photographed.) The sunsets are always different, the colors seldom the same, and if you do it right and pay attention (if you are blinded by the sun, don't take the photo and don't look into the sun directly or it will ruin your eyes,) then you'll get award winning photos every time you visit the beach and take sunset pictures at the Huntington Beach Pier. Have fun!

Sunsets during the Huntington Beach summer range from 7 to 8 p.m. In October before Daylight Savings Time, the sunsets occur at around 6 p.m. There's a good 20 minute window of opportunity to take photos before the sun is out of view. Even after it has disappeared, the sky can put on a show of colors. And finally, if you stay longer, the lights of the pier come on and believe it or not, you can still get some awesome photos from the south side of the pier.


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