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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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  • All the beaches in Huntington are awesome, but we were disappointed that the new(er) concessions at Bolsa Chica State Beach are closed in the winter. We were looking forward to toes in the sand dining...  more »
  • Great spot, easy hookups, just a bike path between us and the beach. It was a beautiful week. Warm, beach not crowded at all, lots of washed up garbage, people, stop using plastic straws, PLEASE. Fire...  more »
  • I'm a Huntington Beach local. The bonfires at night are alot of fun. Plus sometimes I just want to get away from the crowds at the Pier, I go here. It is a beautiful open beach with some great events ...  more »