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 has fun for all. Great beaches with good facilities. Lifeguards on duty for your safety.Nice place to sit and stare out at the beautiful ocean! Family friendly.  more »
  • This is a great beach located along PCH between Huntington Beach and Sunset Beach where you can find people surfing, fishing and participating in other beach activities. Additionally there are campsit...  more »
  • Walking through The Bolsa Chica State Beach is a free healthy environment. It never-fails to stress relieve me every time I go there.I love it.  more »
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  • Bolsa is a great stretch of beach north of Huntington Beach. The beach is very clean and has a few good approachable surf breaks up and down the park. Facilities are clean and parking is often very good. It is $15 for a day parking pass or if you have an annual CA adventure pass you can drop in any time! Beach has great sunset views looking down the bay into downtown Long Beach.
  • At the beach was beautiful, went to see the harvest festival, and watched people go down to the beach to be baptized in the water. Was a awesome day. The beach is clean with lots of restrooms and showers to rinse off the sand.
  • What I loved about this beach was that there is ample parking, bathrooms, and the life guards are on their toes! There are multiple fire pits but difficult to claim on Friday nights/weekends. We ended up here 3 times, it was so easy to get to. All day parking $15
  • Lots of cleanup has been done and the beach looks pretty good. Its a great place for a morning run. They need to do something about the overgrown marine life and general maintenance but it looks better than it did 6 months ago.
  • I went to Bolsa chica beach for a family picnic and there was absolutely no parking anywhere! I still had a great time because I did eventually find parking and I was very pleased with the temperature of the ocean . It was very warm and comfortable. Beautiful sunset as well . I love California.
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