Huntington Beach Pier. This is a photo of the Huntington Beach Pier at night.
The Huntington Beach Pier has been built and destroyed by
nature several times during its hundred year history as a
fishing pier, attraction, lookout point for enemy attack
during WWII and pleasure pier in later years.
Huntington Beach Pier in
its current form is an engineering design built to withstand
large storms that destroyed other forms of the pier
previously. It's concrete pilings are epoxy coated
with a special chemical that protects piling strength for
longevity. If you wander underneath the pier you'll notice
barnacles that attach themselves to the pilings. These
barnacles prove especially dangerous to surfers who have the
misfortune of surfing into the pier pilings. Caution is
advised for surfing near the pier.
Piers in California that
stretch along the coast often tell the interesting history
of California's growth as a state.