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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  • October 3, 2017
    Great for cycling and camping- Open, serene and clean. Lots of grills on the beach but also plenty of restaurants nearby.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Never been to this particular beach before. Very nice. Parking close to the beach, firepits, nice water, you can go in the water for a long time until it gets deeper. If you like, you can swim. Lifegu...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    I like to take my little dog to the dog park section, where dogs can roam unleashed. Once in a great while you might run into a fairly aggressive dog, but for the most part they’re happy animals gleef...  more »

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