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Main Street Huntington Beach --
A terrific family entertainment hot spot across the street from Pacific Ocean beaches!
In the slide show above, you're enjoying pictures of Main Street in Huntington Beach! This seaside hot spot features some of Orange County's most unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. As you can tell from viewing these pictures of Huntington Beach restaurants and stores on Main Street, you'll face a variety of options when you visit Surf City. It may be difficult to choose what to enjoy first!
On this page, you'll discover info about the Huntington Beach restaurants, stores and entertainment you'll find adjacent to the pier on Main Street. All are within walking distance of both the pier and the beach...which gives you a one-stop beachside resort destination that'll keep your family busy from morning until night!
Main Street Huntington Beach -- RestaurantsIn the 5 blocks of Main Street Huntington Beach closest to the Pacific Ocean, you'll find several dozen restaurants and snack shops from which you can choose. Actually, finding a restaurant that you'll enjoy won't be difficult; the hard part will be picking WHICH ONE of then!
Note: In the photo on your left, you see a picture of the Duke's Huntington Beach and Chimayo Restaurants (they share a beachside building) as seen from the Huntington Beach Pier.)
Here's a list of the restaurants in the first 5 blocks of Main Street Huntington Beach, listed by cuisine---
* Smokin' Mo's BBQ (phone number 714/374-3033)
* Coach's Mediterranean Grill, (phone number 714/969-2233)
* Duke's Huntington Beach (phone number 714/374-6446); by the entrance to the Huntington Beach Pier
* Chimayo, (phone number 714/374-7273); also by the pier entrance, sharing a building with Duke's Huntington Beach
Main Street Huntington Beach -- EntertainmentWhile you're here in "Surf City," why not see the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum (address, 411 Olive Ave, just off Main Street) for an interesting overview of this sport's history? The International Surfing Museum's phone number is 714/960-3483.
Do you like to paint ceramics? Believe it or not, you can enjoy your ceramics hobby while at the beach! Head to "Color Me Mine," the ceramics shop on Main Street Huntington Beach. The "Color Me Mine" phone number is 714/960-3834.
At night, the adults in your party can return to listen to both live or DJ music in the various restaurants along Main Street. You can click on the following link for a detailed
entertainment schedule for Huntington Beach, California.
Of course, you can always stroll along the pier, watching the surfers, the kite flyers, and the fishermen reeling in their catches.
In addition, numerous special events take place near the Huntington Beach Pier in the summer months---just when you'll be likely visit!
You'll find several surfing tournaments, including the US Open of Surfing and also the OP Pro event. A big event for the "extreme sports" is the Core Tour for skateboard and BMX bike competitions.
If you're in Huntington Beach for the 4th of July, you're in luck---Huntington Beach celebrates the July 4th Independence Day holiday with a parade...complete with marching bands from the local schools. (The "home town feel" of the Huntington Beach 4th of July parade will make you think you're back in Iowa!)
Main Street Huntington Beach -- ShoppingBefore the tourists came along, Main Street in Huntington Beach used to be the shopping district for the early local residents! Current area residents can still get some "practical" things done here on Main Street---there's a little market, a post office, a beauty salon, a fitness gym, and other businesses that local residents can use.
In addition, plenty of new businesses cater to the tourist crowd. You can find resort wear for the family here, teen specialty shops, souvenir shops, and OF COURSE, surf shops!
In the photo of your left, you can see how the theme of surfing permeates the atmosphere here. This is NOT a picture of a surf shop! Instead, it's a clothing and souvenir shop that uses real surf boards as a part of its decor!
Both of these surf shops cary a full line of wetsuits in various sizes (including kids), price ranges and manufacturers...as well as casual clothing, beach wear, sunglasses, sports equipment and, well, anything you may have forgotten at home and need to make your beach trip complete.
A third shop which is also good is Robert August Surf Boards, phone number 714/960-2266; also in the 300 Pacific Coast Highway building.
Main Street Huntington Beach -- Map and DirectionsAlthough Main Street in Huntington Beach isn't directly off of a freeway, it's not far. You can take the Beach Boulevard exit off of Interstate 405, and that'll take you directly to the beach after a 10--20 minute drive (depending on traffic.) The Golden West, Magnolia and Brookhurst Street exits off of I-405 ALSO lead directly to the beaches of Huntington Beach.
Of course, you may want to see a map to get a mental picture of where you'll be headed when you get here. If soo, you can use the following link to view a
Google map of Main Street in Huntington Beach.