About Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach, California
HB Pier, the moniker for Huntington Beach Pier, is one of the most useful piers for its setting. Huntington Beach Pier is the walkway above the Pacific Ocean and Huntington City Beach for watching people sunbathing, swimming, surfing and a spectacular vantage point to catch a sunset. It is also ideal for watching the summer games such as volleyball and US Open of Surfing. As an anchor for the beach and downtown region of Huntington Beach, California, the Huntington Beach Pier wasn’t always there. It has been beaten and damaged irreparably several times in its tough fight against nature. Powerful waves have destroyed the structure but it just keeps coming back, stronger and better.
This most visited structure and best place to take a photo in Huntington Beach, tourists and local residents enjoy its wide, cement decking, length and vistas from Long Beach and San Pedro to Newport Beach. Sort of a city unto itself, the pier includes three shops and one restaurant, plus public restrooms. There are lots of benches to sit on, a couple view scopes, and usually some anglers enjoying the free fishing that you can enjoy at any pier in California.
Fishing on the pier is probably the most popular activity next to walking. 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. We’ve seen some interesting fish snagged from the see at the HB Pier. Stingrays, sharks, corbina, perch and a variety of fish take the bait daily and are reeled in. We’ve asked the anglers about eating them and they generally don’t eat the fish on Huntington Beach Pier or other piers in the surrounding areas, especially in certain years and seasons. They fish for a 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.
- 103 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
- (714) 536-5281
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