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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So I would say if you have heard about the beautiful beaches, great sunsets and easy going lifestyle then this is the beach to visit. Just north of Huntington Beach Pier with a bike path that will take you from city to city. All along the sand so you better like the beach. Other side to that is everyone loves to come here so it is busy. The campground is a parking lot with everyone really close together. I still don't know how those big rigs get themselves in and out. This is the reason I give it a 3. We had one weekend we invited the family down to the beach and everyone got locked out because it was full. Plan ahead. The family always likes to come because it is a short walk and your are playing in the waves or riding a bike to get an ice cream. I recommend this SB but would suggest you come with the mindset that it is a popular location and will have to interact with lots of people.
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