Huntington State Beach, Huntington Beach

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Huntington State Beach is a protected beach in Southern California, located in the City of Huntington Beach in Orange County. It extends 2 miles (3.2 km) from Newport Beach (Santa Ana River) north to Beach Boulevard, where the Huntington City Beach begins. The 121-acre (49 ha) park was established in 1942.
This beach is a popular destination for many beach enthusiasts. This beach has moderate to good surf, fishing, volleyball courts, basketball courts, bathrooms, and fire-rings for bonfires. Lifeguard Services at Huntington State Beach are provided by the California State Parks Lifeguard Service. Lifeguards patrol the beach year-round while lifeguard towers are staffed roughly Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

The beach also provides a nesting sanctuary for California least terns, an endangered subspecies, and snowy plovers, a threatened species on the West Coast.
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  • Wide beach. Wide parking lots. Wonderful seascape. I do like the oil derricks in the background. Reminds one of where the gasoline everyone uses comes from. 
    Wide beach. Wide parking lots. Wonderful seascape. I do like the oil derricks in the background. Reminds one of where the gasoline everyone uses comes from.  more »
  • There were people fishing off the pier, kids on inter tubes in the water, teens taking pictures, people tanning, people jogging, picnics, some were under tents to block out some of the sun, older... 
    There were people fishing off the pier, kids on inter tubes in the water, teens taking pictures, people tanning, people jogging, picnics, some were under tents to block out some of the sun, older...  more »

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