Huntington Beach, CA--

Huntington and Bolsa Chica State Beaches are the Bonneville Salt Flats of beaches: Wide. Long. With more fire pits than Fiji. The state beaches (with Huntington City Beach sandwiched in the middle) extend some 9 miles along Orange County's coast.

This long beach is ideal for a bike and hike excursion. A bike path extends the length of Bolsa Chica Beach to the Santa Ana River south of Huntington Beach. You can leave your bike at Bolsa Chica State Beach and hike up to it from Huntington.

You can also experience these state beaches on a one-way jaunt by taking advantage of OCTD Bus #1 which makes several stops along Pacific Coast Highway.