By Deb Flomberg
When you hear about another beach pier, it often conjures up images of huge crowds and street performers with lots of shops and food stands every few feet. Maybe the occasional ferris wheel or street fair, and lots of tourists. The Huntington Beach Pier is not quite that kind of pier. It’s much more quiet, with lots of natural beauty surrounding it and lots of great people watching.
When you visit the Huntington Beach Pier you’ll notice it doesn’t have a lot of shops or food vendors. In fact, really the only food to enjoy there is a fun little 50s style diner called Ruby’s Diner at the end of the pier (though it is a great diner and you’ll love the milkshakes.) You’ll see the occasional street performer and maybe even a craft vendor or two, but the bulk of the people go to Huntington Pier to enjoy nature and the panoramic beauty that is the Pacific Ocean.
There are a lot of surfers here to watch, making for lots of fun people watching, and there are a lot of events held throughout the year. Depending on the time of year, you can wander into an Easter Egg hunt, craft fairs, a kite party, paintball or fireworks. The pier itself has a reputation for being one of the cleaner piers in the area, with lots of great area to relax and enjoy the beach.
The Huntington Beach Pier has also been used for quite a few films and television shows. The Real Housewives of Orange County has filmed here, as has the newer version of 90210 and Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, just to name a few.
Hop in your SLS AMG GT Roadster from Mercedes-Benz of Encino and head down to Huntington Beach Pier. You’ll be able to put the top down and cruise down the highway in total luxury as you make your way to a lovely day of scenic beauty, sun and surf.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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