Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach CA 92648
- Mon: 11:30am-9pm
- Tue: 11:30am-9pm
- Wed: 11:30am-9pm
- Thu: 11:30am-9pm
- Fri: 11:30am-9:30pm
- Sat: 11am-9:30pm
- Sun: 10am-9pm
The Huntington Beach Pier is a popular tourist attraction that draws over 8 million visitors each year. Pier Plaza, located at the start of the Huntington Beach Pier holds a weekly farmer's market, free concerts and other fun events throughout the year for visitors. Ruby's Diner, located at the end of the pier, is the perfect spot for tourists to grab a burger and shake and admire the panoramic views. The pier is open 365 days a year, making it the perfect stop when you visit Huntington Beach.
How to get to the Huntington Beach Pier
Parking at the beach is the closest way to get to the Huntington Beach Pier. From the lot, the pier is accessible via the boardwalk. Visitors can also park in one of the many parking structures off Main Street and simply cross the street to get to the beach.
The best and worst times to go to the Huntington Beach Pier
Since the weather is very temperate in Southern California there's never really a bad time to go. Mornings are a great time to go if you want to watch the surfers, and evenings are ideal for a beautiful sunset over the ocean. If you are looking to avoid crowds, don't plan on visiting in the mid to late afternoon.
Cost of admission to the Huntington Beach Pier
Admission is free of charge, but most parking lots do require a minimal fee (varies by lot).
Other places to visit near the Huntington Beach Pier
Main Street is located directly across from the pier and has a variety of hotels, restaurants and surf shops for visitors. Duke's Huntington Beach is adjacent to the pier and offers Hawaiian-inspired fare with views overlooking the ocean. Tourists wanting the full Surf City experience should plan on visiting around the 4th of July when the city hosts its annual parade and 5K Race.
Insider tips for visiting the Huntington Beach Pier
Skip the fancy brunch and get breakfast at local favorite Sugar Shack Cafe, which has been a Huntington Beach institution since 1967. Plan on arriving early as the wait can be up to an hour and be sure to order their famous French toast.
Author's bio: Allie Fisher is an Orange County native who loves writing about food and travel. Follow her food adventures on her blog, www.sweetpotatobites.com.