Huntington Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the Orange County region along Pacific Coast Highway 1 (PCH1). With close to 10 miles of uninterrupted coastline, and almost perfect sunny weather throughout the year, what better place to be at and unwind other than Huntington Beach.
Huntington Beach offers everything you can think of doing when you live near the coastal region. Whether you want to sink your toes in the sandy beach, build a mega sand castle, catch an epic surf, take a stroll or ride a bike along the boardwalk, play volleyball with family and friends – you can do all this and more on Huntington Beach. There are plenty of nice restaurants featuring various kinds of cuisines to satisfy your hunger and taste buds. Enjoy some together time laughing over food or dessert right by the beach. You can also relax and listen to some very talented drummers in the grassy lawn by the pier and take a stroll on this iconic pier and watch a spectacular sunset.
With the beautiful iconic Huntington beach pier as your subject, you can create some amazing images. I have gotten some really nice images of this pier over the years taken during different seasons. I always try to incorporate the pier from different angles to capture how the lights play on the subject. It’s always fun to capture the deep color and contrast during a beautiful sunrise or sunset or do some nice long exposure when the weather is moody.
You can also use one of the lifeguard posts if the pier is a bit crowded with other photographers or beachgoers.
Sunrise / Sunset is not the only photographic opportunity you get at Huntington Beach. As you know, this beach is also famous for surfing in the west coast region. There is always a lot of surfers from amateurs to professionals riding the waves. This gives a wonderful opportunity to get some nice action shots of the surfers riding the wave or crashing on one.
You can find plenty of photo opportunities when you spend enough time at Huntington Beach. I would certainly love to share more about those spots with you on a future post. Huntington Beach tends to be a family favorite where we spend some time on the beach sands and wrap up in the evening watching (and taking pictures) of the sunset. It is a wonderful way to de-stress and relax a little as a family – no matter the time of the year.
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