On Saturday morning, Surf City will add a few more yards to its array of world-famous beaches.
However, they won't much resemble the sandy paradise that Jan and Dean immortalized in song — not yet, anyway.
The strip of shore, which runs alongside the Huntington Harbour Bay Club and faces a marina in the harbor, looks more suited for rugged camping than catching a wave. The hard ground is pocked with rodent holes and gravel, and an expanse of dried vegetation stretches out behind green pickleweed that has sprouted up alongside the water.
"It's not what I would call ideal," said Orange County Coastkeeper staff attorney Colin Kelly, whose group recently took charge of public access to the property. "It's not a beach that I would take a visitor to. But it's a good piece of property for transport, meaning if you want to jump in your kayak and want a place to launch it, that would be a good place to do that."