I’ve written and photographed a number of Then & Now books, including one dedicated to Huntington Beach. But I think this is my favorite set of comparative HB images. it’s about 1971, looking toward the pier from Golden West. What we know as a bike path today was still just a service road back then, you could drive right up to the sand and oil wells still pumped right along PCH.
For many, this is the HB of their youth; real, raw and unspoiled.