Huntington Beach Bike Path
The Huntington Beach Bike Path extends from Sunset Beach on the North down to Huntington Beach State Beach on the South. From there you can choose to go under PCH and take the Santa Ana River Trail for a nice ride or you can continue over towards the Newport Balboa Bike Path and ride to the end. The trail terrain varies a bit from riding along the sand path along the beach to riding on the bluffs above the beach. The whole ride has a great view of the coast and you are right in the middle of the beach scene for your entire ride. Be forewarned about the fact that this trail, unlike Los Angeles County beaches, has over 600 fire pits along Bolsa Chica and Huntington Beach. On a busy weekend or holiday, you can find yourself riding through alot of smoke filled air along the coast.
Riding a Surrey along the Bike Path
If you don't have a bike to ride on the beach path, you can always rent one at any of the numerous concession stands along the path in Huntington Beach or Bolsa Chica State Beach. They rent bikes and Surreys - a 4 wheeled covered bike built for 2 people to pedal or 4 people to pedal down the path. You could also bring your skates or rollerblades or skateboard to cruise along the path.
Rentals at the Beach
If you do happen to bring your own bikes, bring some bike locks with you so you stop off and see the sights and enjoy the many places to visit such as the beaches or ecological preserves - or stop and enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many eateries near the HB Pier or along the path.
Near Huntington Beach Pier on the Path
There are also several places to stop and take in the view of the coast along this great path. The bluffs above Huntington Beach City Beach offer a great view of surfing competition or watch the people and dogs at the Dog Beach. There are some great views of the waves and giant ships far off shore as well. Bolsa Chica also has some great beach views and great views of Bolsa Bay on the bridge. Riding along the coast allows you to enjoy the ocean breeze and views that are priceless.
View from the Huntington Beach Bluffs to the Beach
Bolsa Chica Beach Path
Bridge Above Bolsa Bay on the Beach Path