My hometown is in Huntington Beach, CA. Huntington Beach is found in Orange County within Southern Carolina. Orange County is located by the seaside, and this gives the place a tepid outlook. The Huntington Beach is a beautiful place as it is characterized by a mild climate, a sandy beach, superb surfing and a marvelous beach culture. Furthermore, there are so many things to see, hear, and smell which I intend to explore in my essay.
Huntington Beach is usually like a tropical paradise all through the year. It is characterized by 9.3 miles of soft and sandy beaches that have an estimated 76 parks (Weisser, 101). These parks can be used for all kinds of sporting activities, which makes the place extremely exciting. Furthermore, various events can be hosted inside the parks such as picnics, which tend to be popular in place because of the serene environment found within the parks. Bicycling is another common sight within the beach especially because of the presence of the 8.3-mile path meant for bicycle riding. People walking around the beach do not move around the place with difficulty because the kind of soil that is available within the region is the sand soil. Therefore, the problem of shoes sticking on the ground characterized by clay soil or getting dusty while walking around is something that does not exist in the region.
Moreover, Huntington Beach is a hub for so many commercial activities given that the beach attracts people from different countries. It is common to see people engage in commercial filming as many people would like to preserve the memories of visiting a lovely place like the Huntington Beach. There are also restaurants and accommodation facilities to provide visitors with a place to eat and sleep. Usually, the place has a number of calendar events like concerts, car shows, and bird tours. Some of the notable events include Easter Bunny Hunt, Thorn Rubber Duck Race and the Concours d’Elegance (Epting, 40). Therefore, it is necessary to have accommodation and restaurant to attend to the many guests who attend these events. Finally, many people from all kinds of cultures characterize the beach.
The other aspect about the beach is the waves that come from the coast of California. Huntington Beach has one of the best waves owing to the fact that the beach has a layout that is facing the west (Weisser, 80). Usually, the waves move in uniform patterns especially the ones near the beach hence resulting in a somewhat melodious sound. Furthermore, the windy weather that is present at times results in a swaying of tree branches, which results in subtle sounds that are as cool as the breeze experienced from such weather. Another noise that can be heard when one visits the beach is the loud music that can be heard from the pubs located near the beach. The music range from soft music to loud pop music, which is popular amongst many people
Huntington Beach is characterized by all kinds of smells ranging from that of the environment to the one perceived from the people around. The restaurants around the beach prepare all kinds of foods thus giving the beach a sweet aroma. Unfortunately, unpleasant smell can also be perceived in some places around the Huntington Beach. This is because some of the people who take their meals next to the beach and those who hold picnics do not dispose their waste material properly resulting in a bad smell after some days. Even so, pleasant smells of various kinds of perfume worn by different people can be perceived when one is walking around.
Generally, Huntington Beach is an exciting place because of the incredible features that can be experienced by way of sight, smell, and sound. In terms of sight, there are so many exciting places to see, different people from different cultures to look at as well as a variety of restaurants and other commercial activities. In most cases, the place has nice smells from the nice prepared foods to the pleasant smells of the perfume that people are wearing. Finally, the many varieties of sound that can be heard within the place such as the cool and smooth music as well as the loud pop music played in pubs makes the place lively. In a nutshell, Huntington Beach is an exciting and captivating places because it has variety which is what attract all the senses of an individual to the place.
Epting, Chris. Huntington Beach, California. Chicago: Arcadia, 2001. Print.
Weisser, Kai. Huntington Beach Lifeguards. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2008. Print.