Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach Pier
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksPiers & Boardwalks
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
Huntington Beach Pier was first finished in 1904 but was damaged in storm and rebuilt in 1914 and in 1931 500 feet was added to the pier but it separated from the original pier in the earthquake of 1933. The pier was repaired but was damaged again by hurricane in 1938 but was repaired the following year. During WW1 the pier was taken over by the military and a submarine lookout and large machine gun was installed. After the war the pier was returned to the public and held up until the storms of 1983 & 1988 finally damaged pier to the point it needed to close. The current pier was finished July 18th, 1992 with a dedication with 500,000 people. The pier was built using much of the same 1914 design. Huntington Beach draws almost 4 million people annually who come for the surfing, volleyball, air show, food and even Segway Tours from Surf City Segway can be booked.
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  • WandererPS
    Bloomington-Normal, Illinois149 contributions
    Great place to take a stroll and surf-watch
    I came here for the beachfront paved trail and was not disappointed. There is so much to view along your walk, all while keeping sand out of your shoes! Walk down the pier and watch the surfers, There is an awesome kite shop on the pier and there were a ton of people on the beach nearby flying amazing and interesting kites like I'd never seen before. I did not try the restaurant at the pier but it seemed lively. People were also playing beach volleyball.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 12, 2023
  • LarsieB
    1,533 contributions
    Beautiful Huntington Beach Pier
    It was wonderful to drive to Huntington Beach and walk along the pier, and see the surrounding area, watch the surfers either side of the pier and watch the people fishing from the pier. Walking the pier was also a great opportunity for us to view the beach either side and take in the size of the wide open expanses of usable beach sand and swimmable water in this area of California. The Huntington Beach Pier is a beautiful pier along with the surrounding beach and ocean. This was a lovely way to spend some time during our vacation.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 15, 2023
  • dambanker
    Toronto, Canada1,230 contributions
    Great Pier
    One of the best places to visit. The beach of course is perfect, especially if you're into surfing. The pier always has surfers nearby and its a great vantage point to watch from. Its always a fun walk, with a couple touristy souvenir shops and vendors. At the end there's a restaurant as well, but truthfully I miss the old Rubys. If you're here is a must do.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 5, 2024
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dambanker
Toronto, Canada1,230 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
One of the best places to visit. The beach of course is perfect, especially if you're into surfing. The pier always has surfers nearby and its a great vantage point to watch from. Its always a fun walk, with a couple touristy souvenir shops and vendors. At the end there's a restaurant as well, but truthfully I miss the old Rubys. If you're here is a must do.
Written January 5, 2024
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Søren H
Alleroed Municipality, Denmark793 contributions
Dec 2023 • Business
Fantastic sunset view from the pier. A lot of people enjoying the walk and surfing next to the pier. Good bars/restaurants nearby
Written December 3, 2023
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BATMAN & CATWOMAN
Long Island, NY2,854 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Huntington Beach and Pier is so beautiful to walk , run , surf or swim. It is great place to people watch, especially the surfers. There are several places to grab a bite and walk the pier.
Written September 4, 2023
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hbhakh
Roanoke, VA2,248 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The HB pier is downtown in the restaurant/shopping area. There are parking lots at the base of the pier and others nearby. We walked down after lunch at Duke's and enjoyed the views and scenery. It was pretty busy but not crowded.
Written September 4, 2023
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LarsieB
Denver, Colorado, USA1,533 contributions
Jun 2023
It was wonderful to drive to Huntington Beach and walk along the pier, and see the surrounding area, watch the surfers either side of the pier and watch the people fishing from the pier. Walking the pier was also a great opportunity for us to view the beach either side and take in the size of the wide open expanses of usable beach sand and swimmable water in this area of California. The Huntington Beach Pier is a beautiful pier along with the surrounding beach and ocean. This was a lovely way to spend some time during our vacation.
Written July 15, 2023
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maxpaste
Mechanicsburg, PA1,073 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The pier is something you must visit just to get a nice view and perhaps see a sunset. There are a few shops out there but it’s mostly just an exercise in walking out and back and enjoying the. Reese and view.
Written July 10, 2023
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Sam
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia12,099 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Beautiful pier looking over the beach. Lots of visitors and locals walking around. Very picturesque area worth spending a few hours
Written June 26, 2023
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Todd
Tempe, AZ15 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Always a good time to go out your feet in the sand, make sure to go Monday through Thursday to avoid the weekend crowds and parking issues.
Written June 23, 2023
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Michelle H
5 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Stopped on our way up the coast and were delighted to find a beach volleyball tournament going on as well as the regional championships for surfing. Not something I've ever watched but found it enjoyable and loved that it was something the whole family could enjoy.
Written May 20, 2023
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tshep42
Halifax, Canada3,667 contributions
Apr 2023
Nothing here. Couple of souvenir shops is it. There is a restaurant at the end but was closed. If you want to fish, there was lots of anglers and a shop to rent you the equipment.

The only reason to walk on the pier is for the great view of the beach.

Very windy and therefore cold, so bring a sweater. Had to buy my wife one at the souvenir shop.

Duke's is at the start of the pier and I recommend this as a place to eat. Main Street is right across from the pier with all the main shopping and dining area.
Written May 2, 2023
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