If you are looking for the quintessential Southern California beach experience, Huntington Beach is a great destination. And if you want the perfect combination of beach house and contemporary hotel, then the Shorebreak is for you.

Ahhhh, summertime in SoCal...

Just off of Main Street in downtown Huntington, you will find the Shorebreak. As soon as you enter, you feel what the space is striving for. Comfortable, relaxed, but still refined accomodations. There are bikes and surfboards alongside amazing photos of the local scenery (courtesy of Aaron Chang). Go upstairs to the lobby and the wide open spaces that meld with the outdoors. On one side is a lively bar and restaurant with wide balcony spaces that is offset by a quiet courtyard with fire pits on the other side. The decor is one part beach retreat, one part modern design mixed with a hint of quirky local flavor.

Steps from the sand.

The guest rooms are well thought out with every detail combining seamlessly to enhance the experience. It’s a quick jaunt down to Main Street where the surf shops, bars, and breakfast joints are in abundance. You are less than a one minute walk from the Huntington Beach Pier, and a surfing haven. Take in the sand and the sun, or watch it all from your balcony patio. It’s also pet friendly, so pack up Fido and the boards, and get out there!



Richard has been in the Essential Style for Men mix since its inception in 2009. When he isn’t busy serving as the ESM’s Director of Fashion & Style, you may find him on the beach playing volleyball, or working hard in Thailand shooting with a beautiful Brazilian supermodel.