Best Beach in America 2016 Finalist: Huntington Beach, California!

April 2, 2016 | By | Comments (0)

Beach Bracket Madness finalists Huntington Beach, California, and Ocean City, New Jersey, battled for the ultimate title of Coastal Living’s Best Beach in America 2016, in a West versus East competition.

Meet our Best Beach in the West…  Huntington Beach!

Best Beach in America Finalist Huntington Beach, California

Photo courtesy Joe Nickerson

Fun fact #1: Known as Surf City USA, Huntington Beach has a surfing history that’s more than a century old, plus a passionate culture that lives the vibe every day. With consistent year-round waves, Huntington Beach is home to iconic surf spots and landmarks, local heroes and legends, and major events such as the US Open of Surfing.

Binoculars overlook Huntington Beach, California

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Fun fact #2:  With 10 miles of coastline, Huntington Beach is made up of five different beaches including Huntington State Beach, Huntington City Beach, Huntington Dog Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, and Sunset Beach.

Huntington Beach, California

Photo: Mythungok Photography/Getty

Fun fact #3: According to OC, Huntington Beach was the Most Instagrammed City in Orange County in 2015. The Huntington Beach Pier, Surfing Walk of Fame, Surfers’ Hall of Fame, the International Surfing Museum, and World’s Largest Surfboard are all uber-grammable locations that contributed to the social media coup.

Pelican on the Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Beach, California

Photo: Matthew Micah Wright/Lonely Planet Images/Getty

Fun fact #4: This surfing mecca is also the epicenter of leading action sport fashion brands including Quiksilver, Roxy, Jack’s Surfboards, and Huntington Surf and Sport (HSS).

Surf at Huntington Beach, California

Photo: Josh Brown/EyeEm/Getty

Fun fact #5: With more than 500 fire rings along its miles of clean sands, Huntington Beach could also call itself Bonfire City USA.

Surfer and pier, Huntington Beach, California

Photo: Robert Shealy/Getty

Congratulations to Huntington Beach!


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