18381 Golden West is Central Park a great park to walk around and a small restaurant for breakfast and lunch.This is where you can bring your dog and they have food for dogs too and a place for them or they can lay by your table.After you eat walk around one of the best parks in Huntington Beach.
Bolsa Chica Wetlands
Just when you think you're in the city, you come upon a huge developing ecosystem of rare plants, birds and wildlife. Huntington Beach is painted not only with the ocean full of surfers and beach enthusiasts. H.B. can claim having wetlands with a lovely diversity of life. Fortunately for nature lovers. the land has not been developed for yet another group of condos and houses to fill the pockets of real estate agents.
Update (Aug 25, '06)- After over a hundred years, the wetlands have been reunited with the Pacific Ocean. Before, there was a cut-off from drilling. Now, the wetland marshes can enjoy the ebb and flow from freshwater oceanic waters. Expect the wildlife and all of nature to be benefited!
No personal pics are available for now, but I look forward to revisiting the area again- this time with the camera! Check out website!
The Bolsa Chica Wetlands are a great place to take a walk. There is lots of wildlife especially birds. There are always numerous bird lovers there with telescopes and binaculars. The walk can be as far as 4 miles round trip to as little as a mile. Depends on where you want to cutoff at. The trail starts on Warner ave just a few hundred yards from Pacific Coast Highway. Part of the walk is right along PCH with a great view of the ocean.
Smack bang in the middle of Main St opposite the Sugar Shack Cafe and Killarneys is the Daryl Smith Clocktower.
Its a nice looking building blending in with the surrounding buildings and houses shops etc.
I'm sorry I don't know anything about Daryl Smith so thought fellow VTers could enlighten me...
This isn't really "off the beaten track", as it is sited right on the cross-roads of the Pacific Coast Highway, and the Pier & Main St.
As I believe, the original World Surfing Champion "the Duke" first set foot in America at Huntington Beach, and consequently it became the USA home leg to the World Championships.
His statue stands on an area set out as a Surfers Hall Of Fame, with the famous legends of yesteryear celebrated with stars and handprints.
Boring to some but really useful when travelling..
Keep in touch to people via the VT site by using the Library facilities...cheap as chips and centrally located..
Internet access and an information service
cant find the address at the mo but will update soon
Looking for a cheap Internet connection and some few good books? A mile along the Main Street off from the pier is Huntington Beach library. A Cozy small house with some good book saled occasionally.
The volunteers at Main Street operate a used book store, which is open the same hours as the library branch.
The Internet conncetion is as cheap as 3 $ an hour. You need to have an ID with you.
525 Main Street
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
During this HB is packed, but it is worth of seeing! So much people and action that the town won't sleep at all. Definitely time to go there and meet new people, see pro surfers and enjoy the life of the beach town. Plus it is FREEEEE!
This surfing and extreme sports festival features the US Open of Surfing along with the Soul Bowl skateboarding and BMX bike competitions.
July 23 to July 31, 2005
A Must Do at Oktoberfest but I suppose you can go at anytime of the year. It's a little German Village in Southern California.
Located at 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA. 92647