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!
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.
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.
Fun fact #3: According to OC Weekly.com, 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.
Fun fact #5: With more than 500 fire rings along its miles of clean sands, Huntington Beach could also call itself Bonfire City USA.
Congratulations to Huntington Beach!