Huntington Beach is bordered by Newport Beach on the south side and by Costa Mesa directly to the east. It's about 7 miles from Costa Mesa.
Known all over the world as Surf City USA® because of its consistent waves chased by surfers, Huntington Beach attracts more than 8 million visitors each year to its world-famous municipal pier. The city hosts professional sporting events such as the U.S. Open of Surfing, Pacific Shoreline Marathon and the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. The city’s 4th of July parade is one of the largest in the United States.
Huntington Beach has 8.8 miles of uninterrupted beach sand, and City Beach is its 3.5-mile stretch of most pristine shoreline. The beachfront includes food, rental concessions, restrooms, outside cold showers, volleyball, fire pits and a 2,400-space beach parking lot, plus additional parking on Pacific Coast Highway and adjacent streets.
Bolsa Chica State Beach and Huntington State Beach are state parks. Bolsa Chica State Beach is actually a sand bar fronting the Bolsa Bay and Bolsa Chica State Ecological Reserve. Only the central beach, Huntington City Beach, is maintained by the city.<!EndFragment>