The west coast is known for its rugged Pacific Ocean coastline; this creates many opportunities for scenic oceanfront resorts. The coastal city of Huntington Beach, with its 8.5 mile long beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean also has beautiful weather. Huntington Beach is a surfing haven. Aside from its beautiful beaches, the city is also a lively art center with a quaint shopping center all in good distance from your Huntington Beach resort. Other west coast resorts also feature surf and culture.
Chilling out in Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach is a celebrated surfing destination with its consistent quality of surf and the very culture of surfing. The city hosts the annual world surfing championship every summer, which accounts for the many tourists of the season.
Huntington Beach is also the home of four beaches. First is the narrow Bolsa Chica State Beach. This beach has uneven sands which is ideal for long-board surfing. Another surf spot is the Cliffs, or Dog Beach. The beach got its name because dogs are allowed in the area around its cliff. The beach itself is frequently submerged in water during high tides which explains the high restrictions placed upon it. Enjoy using your long or short-boards while occasional dolphins pass by.
The 2.2 mile stretch of Huntington State Beach is a popular oceanfront resort for beach aficionados. It is fully equipped with bathrooms, parking spaces and other amenities like volleyball and basketball courts as well as facilities for picnics and bonfires. It is also a good place to do short-board surfing and some fishing. Another short board surf area is the Huntington Beach Pier with its well defined sandbars that change all throughout the year.
Aside from surfing, the city is also a popular venue for kite surfing, best viewed on the northwestern part of the pier. It also hosts the annual National Professional Paintball League Championship every March, as well as the Surf City USA Marathon and Half Marathon every February.
Long Beach, located in the southern part of California, sits on the Pacific coast. Long Beach port is one of the most anticipated port of calls for cruisers and travelers. Being one of the largest ports in the world, Long Beach is a rather busy place. While you are in town, you should go to the Museum of Latin American Art where you can see bold and bright paintings. Long Beach Museum of Art is also another destination you should not forget. If you are fond of cruising, you should go on a Gondola Getaway through the Alamitos Bay cruise. You can even request the gondolier to croon for you.
If you decide to go to go to California you should book at the best Huntington Beach resort or a place at Long Beach where you could easily access all the fun and excitement of these two lively cities. Check the Vamoose web page for more details of prices at your west coast oceanfront resort, as well as accommodations, location and amenities for a hassle-free trip.