If you're planning on Huntington Harbor, bear in mind the bridge for PCH at the enterance. That is if you are a sailboat. I used to live in Surfside and it was quite a hoot watching the un-informed get their mast
stuck in the middle of the bridge!
Other than that it is a nice harbor and have a kick butt Christmas
parade. Down side is that you are downwind most of the time from L.A. L.B. harbors and the soot is a pia. Every morning I would wash and wipe the boat down. I was a corp.capt. at that time but still....
Close to Seal Beach, acroos the street from Sunset Beach and Surfside, easy access to the 405 Belmont Shores and L.B. Marina is closer than Newport
plus a lot less flash and glitter!