The last few times we’ve been kayaking in Southern California we’ve put in at Newport Acquatic Center (NAC) which is pretty legit. I like that spot quite a bit because you can either head toward the big boats and mansions, or you can head the other way further into the bay and away from the houses.
Today we decided to try out Huntington Harbor. We’re green horns and we haven’t had the time to explore the entire thing, but just from our first visit the vibe is pretty in line with our style. We were able to get Groupons for OEX at $15 a piece for 4 hours. Less red tape, less worries, just get out and go.