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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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  • Bolsa Chica State Beach is really nice. It's within walking distance to downtown Huntington Beach. Well, it's not a short walk by any means, but it's walkable. I went camping here and had the most exc...  more »
  • For $50 a night, you get to hear crazy LA drivers zoom past on Highway 1 or you hear your neighbors' conversations. It's basically a carpark with hook ups. 
  • Just left from our annual October camping trip here. We are never disappointed with this spot. If you have a large rig, you don't want to be the last to arrive as its a bit narrow when everyone is in....  more »