Huntington Harbour is located in Sunset Beach along PCH. Free parking is available on Pacific Coast Highway and there are several places to rent kayaks, electric boats, and paddleboards. OEX Sunset Beach rents paddleboards for $15 for the 1st hour and $5 for each hour after and single kayaks at $15 for 2 hours. Such a great deal! The harbour is surrounded by beautiful homes with private slips and docks. Coastal access to the harbour between OEX and Sunset Yacht Sales (another spot to rent kayaks & boards) is a set of concrete steps at PCH & 11th Street to a small beach. From here, you can launch out and explore the harbour.
Huntington Harbour Beach Steps
Huntington Harbour OEX Rental pick up
The water here is fairly calm and there is a pretty good breeze in the afternoon coming from the beach and ocean across PCH. Keep in mind that this wind will be against you on the way back to the little beach to return your board or kayak. The boating traffic here is light which makes it a good place to take a lesson if you have not done Stand Up Paddleboarding or kayaking before. There are many spots to explore in the channels such as nice views of the private beaches and homes.
Huntington Harbour main channel view
Huntington Harbour view
Private Beach in Huntington Harbour
Google Map of Huntington Harbour