Things To Do – Huntington Beach, C.A.
Have fun on the beach!
You will never get bored with all the activities Huntington Beach has to offer:
- Whale and Dolphin Watching
- Hornblower Cruises and Events
- Biking on the Beach
- Water Activities & Boating
- Horseback Riding
- Disc Golf
- Beach Bonfire
After doing one or two of the many activities, you may find yourself hungry. Luckily, Huntington Beach offers many snack shops right on the beach:
Bacon MANia – They had you at Bacon. Who doesn’t love Bacon? OC’s most popular food truck allows you to indulge in comfort food favorites like a B.L.T. and loaded fries or even bacon brownie bites and bacon cheese strips!
Dwight’s Beach Concessions – Options include fish and chips, fries, burgers, and everything in between. They are most famous for cheese strips…tortilla chips covered with cheddar cheese and sauce for dipping.
Kokomo’s Surfside Grill – Breakfast includes burritos, combos, omelets, and even pancakes! Lunch or snacks include sandwich melts, salads, quesadillas, and many different sides. Desserts include ice cream sundaes or Hawaiian shaved ice!
Zack’s HB – Get beach fun, rentals, and food all in this shop. They serve burgers, taquitos, and tacos, but also have a kebabs or falafels.
To Start the Day, you can get a breakfast burrito at Sugar Shack Café. Indulge in a sweeter breakfast at Bread Crumb Ohana Café. There are a variety of coffee shops with choices ranging from simple to extravagant – AoSA Coffee, Philz Coffee or Primo’s Coffee will satisfy your morning coffee craving.
When going to the beach, of course Seafood is the food to eat! It is always so fresh and delicious at restaurants on the beach. Huntington Beach has a variety of fresh seafood served up in the most creative ways:
- Duke’s by the pier – Hawaiian Seafood.
- Bear Flag Fish Co. at Pacific City – Tacos, Burritos, Cocktails, Sandwiches, Salads and even Sushi.
- Fish Camp – Customizable Preparations and Fresh Oysters on the half shell.
- Ways & Means Oyster House – Best Seafood Assortment – along with Inventive Small Plates.
- Slapfish – Best Lobster Roll with your choice of sauce, including “Awesome Sauce” and “Jersey.”
- SeaSalt Woodfire Grill – Smoked Meats and Finishing Sea Salts
- Ritter’s Steam Kettle Cooking – Cajun Creole
The Surf City Nights Certified Farmers Market – Every Tuesday on Main Street in downtown Huntington Beach from 5-9 pm, it offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh cut flowers, local honey, gourmet salt, olive oils and vinegar’s, baked goods, and dried fruit and nuts.
On The Pier and Main Street are souvenir shops. There are plenty of shopping centers like:
- Bella Terra
- 5 Points Plaza
- Huntington Harbour Place
In Sunset Beach, there are locally-owned and operated unique shops and boutiques such as:
Katin Surf Shop – custom surf trunks high-quality canvas, shorts, hybrid trunks, shirts and tees…plus boards, wetsuits, fins and accessories.
Cleobella – Bohemian women’s handbags, clothing, home goods and accessories.
Beach Music – Vintage and new guitars, supplies and quality used musical equipment.
Antiques of the Sea – Nautical and marine antiques and collectibles.
The Zone – surf shop, beach boutique and art store.
The day isn’t done with the sun goes down head to these places for a good time:
- The Bungalow Oceanfront Lounge or Hotel Bar
- Main Street Wine Company
- SeaLegs Wine Bar
- Don The Beachcomber’s Tropical Tiki Bar
An especially great place to enjoy a dessert combined with a night cap is 25 Degrees that makes creamy adult milkshake. Craving dessert and a night cap? Try Bella Terra for an outdoor movie, eateries, live entertainments and shops.
Outdoorsy Types & Nature Lovers:
Huntington Beach has a Nature Center – Shipley Nature Center!
Donald D. Shipley was the Mayor of Huntington Beach. He opened the nature center in 1974 in order to show what Huntington Beach looked like before the city development.
Shipley Nature Center has 18 acres of wildlife, plant life and trails. Tours are available, and it hosts programs and events. Just check the calendar.