Skateboarding in Huntington Beach


Today we caught one of the rare, cloudy days in Southern California, but still had a lovely time skating along Huntington Beach. All these beach communities in Orange County have their own style and satisfy all stereotypes about California. Wide, long, sandy beaches with blue lifeguard stations, lots of surfers, people on roller skates in bikinis and so on. On a day like that you can still see all these things, but it is a different vibe without sunshine. It’s like clam chowder without the shellfish.

fullsizerender-254I can’t imagine how busy this parking lot must be on a sunny day.

We found lovely mosaics close to the Lifeguard Headquarters.


There are a few hundred fire pits for bonfires and lots of beach volleyball nets.


Take a walk down the pier, watch the surfers and have a bite or a drink with ocean view.


On the Huntington Beach Bike Trail you can ride from Sunset Beach in the North until Newport Beach in the South. It was great for skateboarding today, but I’m pretty sure it is a zoo in the summertime. Might be too busy for a pleasant skate or ride. Next time we’ll ride farther up North and check out Bolsa Chica Reserve.

fullsizerender-256fullsizerender-261 At the end we found this amazing sand sculpture at the lobby of the Hyatt. It took seven days of work! Happy holidays!


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