Hi everyone. My name is Eryn and I am a southern California-based YouTuber
all about living an adventurous and healthy lifestyle centred around the ocean.
For my EF guest vlog, I will show you around one of my favorite beach communities:
Huntington Beach, California, otherwise known as Surf City, U.S.A.
Hi guys, it’s Eryn here and I am a guest vlogger for EF today.
I’m going to show you my favorite beaches
and things to do here in beautiful Huntington Beach, California.
Let’s dive right into it.
The water’s so warm!
On the northwest corner of Huntington Beach, bordering Seal and Sunset Beach,
Huntington Harbor encompasses five man-made islands bound by a network of channels.
It’s only 15 minutes from the open water of the Pacific Ocean,
so it serves as a secluded pleasure craft port, laid back residential community,
as well as a fun way to get out in the water kayaking or paddle boarding.
Now, it’s time to pack my surfboard into my car and head over to the beach.
I love driving down Pacific Coast Highway with my windows down, jamming to music,
while cruising by the palm tree lined streets.
Once I get to the beach, it’s time to suit up, grab all of my beach stuff, and walk on over.
Huntington Beach is one of the most famous beaches and beach communities in Orange County.
It’s also one of the beaches closest to the new EF campus in Costa Mesa.
So, if you get out of class in Costa Mesa and want to go to Huntington Beach,
you can grab a taxi and get here in 15 minutes, or use public transportation, which takes longer – maybe up to an hour.
Huntington Dog Beach is located between 21st and Seapoint Streets.
This is the only area where dogs are allowed on the beach
and it’s one of my favorite spots to set up an umbrella, lay out, and go for a surf.
We are at Dog Beach and it’s a beautiful sunny day.
There are happy dogs running around everywhere on the sand.
We have a nice little setup. We’ve got the umbrella up
and are probably going for a surf pretty soon, so I’ll see you guys out on the water.
The scenic Huntington Beach bicycle trail runs along the Pacific Ocean water front
and is paved over 8 miles long, and is used by a whole array of people,
including families with small children, skaters, joggers, and those simply using the path to access the beach.
The path’s northern end courses through Bolsa Chica, a popular spot for surfing, sunbathing and RV camping,
while the southern end passes through Huntington State Beach, with direct access to the Huntington Pier.
After a surf session, I always get super hungry, so we are heading to Banzai Bowls right now.
We just picked up Banzai Bowls.
I like to get the Da Kine with strawberries, bananas and chocolate chips on top.
Look how large these are!
I’m standing in front of another one of my favorite spots, North Shore Poke Co.
Conveniently enough, they are right next to each other.
Sometimes I’ll get a poke bowl and follow it up with Banzai, but I’m not that hungry today.
There is so much to see and do on Main Street, from bars, restaurants and lots of surf shops.
Here on Main Street, there are a bunch of surf shops lining the street, but this is my personal favorite.
There’s just every possible surf brand you can think of.
They sell surfboards, bikinis, skateboards, wetsuits, anything you could possibly want – and there’s a café.
I love just strolling through and browsing. US Open of Surfing.
If you want even more shopping and dining options, you can cross the street
over to Pacific City where’s there’s an assortment of food and drinks,
and Lot579, with coffee, Vietnamese street food, cupcakes, ice cream, poke and lots more.
If you’re feeling full and tired after a day at the beach and eating your fill,
go lay out at the pool at one of the nearby hotels.
I personally love hanging out at the Hilton waterfront pool and then having a spa day afterwards.
The day is coming to an end, and what better way to enjoy a beautiful sunset than here at Sunset Beach.
There is still so much to see and do here at Huntington Beach that we didn’t get to do today,
so get out here and see it for yourself. Alright. Good night!