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Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach

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Bolsa Chica State Beach is a state beach in California in the United States. It is located south of the Huntington Beach community of Sunset Beach in Orange County.This beach is used for surf fishing, especially in the tidal inlet channel at the southern end. Fish include perch, croaker, cabezon, California corbina, and shovelnose guitarfish. At new and full moons during the summer, grunion emerge from the ocean to spawn on the beach. Under state law, these fish may be caught by hand with a fishing permit.The beach extends 3mi 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.Lifeguards from the California State Parks Lifeguard Service patrol the beach year round and lifeguard towers are staffed during the summer.Other recreational activities include surfing and camping. The Bolsa Chica bicycle path runs along the length of Bolsa Chica State Beach through Huntington City Beach. It is designed for leisurely cruises, and a speed limit of 5mi/h is enforced by lifeguards.
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  • Beautiful beach with plenty of area for surfing, swimming and just lounging in the sand. There is a fee but the cost is well worth the experience. The best part was watching the dolphins interact with...  more »
  • The beach is one of my favorites. Plenty of parking for a flat fee. Lots of bathrooms and a snack bar. The sand is fine and soft in some areas and coarse in others. The waves are big enough to give my...  more »
  • On a family trip to CA we went to a few of the more popular places on the coast but this was most definitely the best area we went to for beach enjoyment. It is a bit away from the typical tourist spo...  more »

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