Huntington Beach Essential Info

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Huntington Beach is in Orange County in Southern California. Once known as Pacific City, it started as the southern terminus of the Golden West railroad line.

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  1. A 1,300-pound mako shark was caught off the coast of Huntington Beach.
  2. Huntington Beach is named for the early 20th century railroad magnate, Henry E. Huntington.
  3. Huntington Beach city’s unofficial nickname is “Surf City USA."
  4. The Huntington Beach Pier spans from Main Street to the Pacific Ocean and is1,850 feet long, making it one of the longest piers on the West Coast.
  5. The movies “Cougar Town”, “Lie to Me” and “Hell’s Kitchen” were all filmed in Huntington Beach.

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