International Surfing Museum. The International Surfing Museum displays historic surfboards, provides information about legendary surfers, and shows classic surf films. Visitors can examine artistic surfing sculptures and hear surf music. Admission to the museum is currently $2 per visitor.
Huntington State Beach. This beach is a popular destination for many beach enthusiasts. This beach has moderate to good surf, fishing, volleyball courts, basketball courts, bathrooms, and fire-rings for bonfires. Lifeguard Services at Huntington State Beach are provided by the California State Parks Lifeguard Service. Lifeguards patrol the beach year-round while lifeguard towers are staffed roughly Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.Huntington Central Park. Huntington Central Park is the largest city-owned and operated park in Orange County. It is comprised of 356 sprawling acres that include Central Park West and Central Park East. Central Park West features the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, Huntington Beach Disc Golf Course, Lake Huntington, Kathy May's Lakeview Cafe, Dog Park, a covered picnic shelter available for rent, and the Shipley Nature Center. Central Park East includes the Central Library and Cultural Center, Huntington Beach Playhouse, Adventure Playground, Huntington Beach Sports Complex, Park Bench Cafe, meandering trails, an exercise par course, picnic tables and grills, a natural amphitheater and a bandstand. Huntington Beach Pier is located at the end of Main Street, where the street continues past Pacific Coast Highway onto the beach and becomes the pier. At 1,850 feet (560 m) in length, it is one of the longest public piers on the West Coast. (The longest is Oceanside Pier at 1,942 feet (592 m)). The pier is 100 feet (30 m) above sea level. The pier is on the California Register of Historical Resources. One of the main landmarks of Huntington Beach, also known as "Surf City, USA", the pier is the center of the city's prominent beach culture. A popular meeting place for surfers, the ocean waves here are enhanced by a natural effect caused by the edge-diffraction of open ocean swells around Catalina Island, creating consistent surf year-round.Shipley Nature Center. Named after former Huntington Beach Mayor, Donald D. Shipley, the nature center was opened in 1974. Dr. Shipley’s vision was to have a place which reflected what California was 100 years ago. The restoration process created several early California habitats, so that children would be able to see what Huntington Beach may have been like before intense development began, wiping out native habitats.