We went to Huntington beach on our vacation too. As Alena's piggy tails indicate - it was really windy. That's why there wasn't anyone else at the beach. Both Spencer and Calton were tripped by a wave. It was kinda funny. They collected a few shells, a bit of water, and a lot of sand. We didn't stay very long because of the wind, but the kids were excited that they got to go.