Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach Pier
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksPiers & Boardwalks
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
Huntington Beach Pier was first finished in 1904 but was damaged in storm and rebuilt in 1914 and in 1931 500 feet was added to the pier but it separated from the original pier in the earthquake of 1933. The pier was repaired but was damaged again by hurricane in 1938 but was repaired the following year. During WW1 the pier was taken over by the military and a submarine lookout and large machine gun was installed. After the war the pier was returned to the public and held up until the storms of 1983 & 1988 finally damaged pier to the point it needed to close. The current pier was finished July 18th, 1992 with a dedication with 500,000 people. The pier was built using much of the same 1914 design. Huntington Beach draws almost 4 million people annually who come for the surfing, volleyball, air show, food and even Segway Tours from Surf City Segway can be booked.
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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,944 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The city of Huntington Beach that I remember while going to university in Southern California was a real disaster and was not really safe. I just visited “HB” or also called: “Surf City” and it has completely changed to the positive. The downtown area has been modernized and yet has retained a certain charm with many restaurants and shops.
It also has maintained their famous statue of “Duke” the legendary Hawaiian Surfer. I was with family and it was really nice to simply stroll down the couple of central city streets and to leisurely walk on their still beautiful Huntington Beach Pier.
If you find yourself in the area I strongly suggest that you simply chill out and visit many of the shops; restaurants and pier in the city of Huntington Beach…you will not be disappointed…
Written 20 January 2020
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glittertravel
Florida281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Such a lovely pier. It is a great place to take a leisurely walk and watch people fishing and surfing. The views are beautiful and on a nice day this is such a fun spot. I found Ruby's at the end of the pier so I'll try that next time.
Written 10 February 2020
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T. Levis
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020
Exceptional viewpoint of breaking waves, surf, coastline. This Pier is enormous in structure, strength & photographic views!! From an artist view it's beautifully amazing! Under the grand structure is the perfect shady spot for painting a masterpiece, or photographing amazing angles. Clashing calm & powerful might of waves crashing amongst the towering pillars excite the senses.
The walk down the Pier is good excercise. The views above the water, sand & surf are great!!
Written 16 July 2020
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Allan S
Phoenix, AZ251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I enjoy walking and watching people, and walking on the Huntington Beach Pier is a great place to do both. There is such a cross section of life. One highlight was watching junior lifeguards doing their training exercises. They were so enthusiastic.
Written 2 August 2021
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Creeping_Death_LA
Los Angeles, CA4,434 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Piers always attract the crowds to walk on them so they can see the water, waves, surfers, and even fish up close. The restaurant at the end of the pier - Ruby's is now closed. The restaurant probably went under due to all the pandemic restrictions. Any way the pier is a great spot to take a selfie and enjoy the sea breeze.
Written 27 May 2021
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James Weaver
Irvine, CA2,288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
I have had the pleasure of taking walks in all types of conditions, high winds, chilly nights, rain, lovely blue skies and hot afternoons. It is a treat to come here, the views extend North to Pacific Palisades, and South to Newport Beach. The coastline bends in those directions and closes off the view. I had never considered jumping off the pier, it is a long way to drop into the cold Pacific. I have watched Lifeguard training exercises where they have made the leap. This is make sure they can do it without harm to themselves and for quick ocean rescues if necessary. Three restaurants are available on the pier. Ruby’s on the ocean end, with Duke’s and Sandy’s on the beach side. All are good, three very different menus. Many small stores sell items for your memory of the pier.
Written 10 April 2020
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SueBlue962
Darien, CT865 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Definitely a Surf City vibe, but we saw many sketchy things going on and were glad that our visit was during the day. The beach, waves, view, and pier are one of the top that Southern California has to offer, but we were uncomfortable with all the obvious drug deals, drinking, and homeless people. So, after a short walk we went over to the Main Street area.
Written 8 October 2021
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JCW703
Jerusalem District, Israel3,073 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
It’s a fishing pier with all of the wonderful smells and filth that come with being a fishing pier. The bathrooms were disgusting and in need of a cleaning. One of the commercial spaces was vacant. The trash generated by the restaurant at the end of the pier stunk up that entire space.

Thank goodness it is free, otherwise it would not be in business for very long.
Written 19 June 2024
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Stuart S
Melbourne, Australia63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Unfortunately it was cold and raining the day we visited but there was still plenty of surfers and a surfing competition taking place. There was also training being conducted for young surf lifesavers who had to jump off the pier into the surf. Still it was a pleasant walk but would be better on a nice sunny day.
Written 9 February 2020
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Lucky RN
Temecula, CA74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Huntington Beach Pier is a great experience for young and old. There is a charge for parking. The area is very safe - law enforcement patrols the area frequently. There is shopping as well as many restaurants nearby. Ruby's is at the end of the pier and has great food. The sunset views from the end of the pier are endless beauty!
Written 26 March 2020
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