Huntington Beach Harbor is a small harbor with beautiful homes, yachts, and relatively calm paddling conditions. Most of the harbor consists of canals that you can paddle through with kayaks and paddle boards. The harbor consists of five artificial islands; Admiralty, Gilbert, Davenport, Trinidad, and Humboldt. Trinidad Island offers a convenient launch spot in the harbor. The nearby wetland reserve is unfortunately largely inaccessible to personal watercraft such as kayaks and paddle boards, because it is part of the Seal Beach Naval Weapons station.
Kayak anglers target the pilings and inlets for saltwater bass and halibut using swim baits and crank baits. The fall is a spawning time for halibuts moving to the shallower waters of the harbor.
Air temperature in Huntington Harbor ranges from the 50s to mid 60s in the winter and the 70s to 80s in the summer. Conditions are usually pleasant, and the houses protect paddlers on the water from heavy winds to some extent.
Seabridge Park (Huntington Harbor)
Trinidad Island Park (Huntington Harbor)