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 is one of the great California state beach park venues, Chill vibe and wide beaches for everybody.  more »
  • We dropped our beach blanket at life guard station 25 and relaxed there without the overbearing crowds at other beaches. The parking is $15 but worth it when you consider all the people you can stuff ...  more »
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  • It clean it's fun and the water is a perfect temperature. I went there in 2018 and definitely am going back 2019 this year.
  • Easy and accessible spot for day trips to the beach and local attractions. Always walk over to Sancho‚Äôs Tacos!

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