Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach

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Bolsa Chica State Beach is a public ocean beach in Orange County, California, United States. It is located north of Huntington Beach and south of the community of Sunset Beach. The beach extends 3 miles (5 km) from Warner Avenue in Sunset Beach south to Seapoint Avenue, where the Huntington City Beach begins. The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is located across the busy Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) from the beach and is a popular spot for birdwatching. The Bolsa Chica bicycle path runs along the length of the park through Huntington City Beach.

Activities include surfing, sunbathing, and water sports. Tent camping is not allowed at Bolsa Chica State Beach. Fire rings are available.
Surf fishing for perch, corbina, California corbina, croaker, cabezon, shovelnose guitar fish and sand shark is available. California grunion is a species that only spawns on sandy southern California beaches. Under state law, these fish may be caught by hand with a fishing permit. Wildlife and bird watching are also popular at this state beach.
Lifeguards from the California State Parks Lifeguard Service patrol the beach year-round and lifeguard towers are staffed during the summer.
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  • I booked this campsite in error for the following day. As it was out of hours, I could not speak to anyone to explain. When I contacted a rep the next day they just quoted 'policy' and said... 
    I booked this campsite in error for the following day. As it was out of hours, I could not speak to anyone to explain. When I contacted a rep the next day they just quoted 'policy' and said...  more »
  • Love this beach! So big and love that they offer firepits for guests to enjoy while there. The beach is gorgeous but the extras make the experience. Plenty of places to eat at and enjoy and you could....  more
    Love this beach! So big and love that they offer firepits for guests to enjoy while there. The beach is gorgeous but the extras make the experience. Plenty of places to eat at and enjoy and you could....  more »
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  • This is by far my favorite beach ! It’s beautiful and clean. Restrooms are kept clean. Beach is clean and the water is beautiful. We have been bring our kids here for a few years now and it never disappoints. We have not done a ring fire but in Sundays there seems to be many available with out having to show up really early to reserve a spot.
  • Nice expansive beach with plenty of surfers to watch as you relax on the beach. The fire pits were cool and the water was freezing but clean.

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