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“REASONABLY CLEAN AND NICE, BUT CHARACTERLESS” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Orange County Coast

Orange County Coast
Sunset Beach off Pacific Coast Hwy. and Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, CA
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Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
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Huntington Beach
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“REASONABLY CLEAN AND NICE, BUT CHARACTERLESS”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

By world, or even California standards, the sand is fair, the amenities good, the water not notably clean or clear but notably cold year-round, and the beaches spacious and safe. But make no mistake, even including pretty Laguna Beach, this ain't no Ipanema, Bora Bora, the California Central Coast or even the San Diego beaches. Looking inland from the water, the view toward Seal Beach, Huntington Beach or even significant portions of Newport Beach is pretty depressing, punctuated by ancient powerplants and smokestacks and such. This a tourist destination? For surfers, yes. For others, not so sure.

Visited January 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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88 reviews 88 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“Huntington Beach to Dana Point is a great drive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Gorgeous scenery, lovely beach towns and outstanding restaurants. What is not to like?? Balboa Island is a must visit.

Visited December 2012
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Laguna Hills, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Who needs the Italian Riviera?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The beauty of the Orange County Coastline rivals that of France or Italy :) Beautiful beaches , quaint little towns (Laguna Beach), great vistas and world class restaurants.........right in our own back yard:)

Visited December 2012
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Lakewood, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Surf city for sure,for sure.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Clean and friendly,main Street is great...Long Board Cafe on the street,good large lobsters, very good price and service

Visited December 2012
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Huntington Beach, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“California Riviera”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Epic drive along PCH. I live here and feel like I'm on vacation everytime I make the drive. If you're visiting, allow the whole day to stop and take pictures and enjoy some of the coastal sights.

Visited November 2012
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