The History of the Harbour
Huntington Harbour construction began in 1963 at a cost of $200 million. The harbors and peninsulas are located on the former site of the historic Sunset Bay Estuary wetlands. Huntington Harbour is bracketed to the south by the 1,200 acre Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and to the north by the 5,256 acre Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach.
The Huntington Harbour Yacht Club, with membership of about 300 people, was established in 1965. The club offers sailing lessons during the summer for disadvantaged youth.
Admiralty Island: This development contains 90 single-family residences, nearly all with water frontage. Access is via Pacific Coast Highway at Admiralty Drive.
Davenport Island: 227 home sites are evenly split between on-water and off-water locations. The southernmost island is accessed by taking Davenport Drive which is the southern border of Huntington Harbour Mall.
Gilbert Island: Bounded by Admiralty Island to the west and the Main Channel to the east, it contains 100 home sites, two thirds of which are on-the-water locations.
Humboldt Island: Two-thirds of the 335 homes are on-water locations with views of Christiana Bay. Access the Island by taking Saybrook Lane to Humboldt Drive.
Trinidad Island: This is considered the most luxurious of the islands.