Bolsa Chica State Beach

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Bolsa Chica State Beach is located across from the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, between the cities of Huntington Beach and Sunset Beach in Orange County in Southern California, U.S.A.

Known for its softer surf, it is ideal for ocean swimming, soaking up the beach scene and for beginning surfers year-round. An on-site recreational vehicle campground affords the opportunity for Bolsa Chica Beach camping any time of the year with fire rings, basketball courts and picnic areas dotting the area.

At the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, visitors can bird-watch, surf fish, see grunion fish come out of the water to spawn on the sand and barbeque late into the night. It is part of the beach community in Southern California, U.S.A. called Surf City USA®.

Surf City USA

The city of Huntington Beach (Surf City USA® or Surf City USA) is located along the Southern California coast in Orange County, about 40 miles south of Los Angeles and about 90 miles north of San Diego. With a population near 200,000, it is among the nation's safest cities and often ranked among the Top Ten Safest Cities by City Crime Rankings.

Huntington Beach covers 28 square miles of land, 26 square miles of water where there are numerous open water swimming courses, and is one of the 20 largest cities in California. With 8.5 miles of uninterrupted, soft white sand beach along the Pacific Ocean, the city also plays host to an annual visitor population of more than 16.3 million people, with the greatest attendance during summer, special events and weekends.

Founded in the late 1880s, Huntington Beach was incorporated as a Charter City in 1909.


Huntington Beach's 8 miles is the longest stretch of uninterrupted beachfront anywhere on the West Coast.

The city has four distinct beaches - Huntington City Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Dog Beach and Huntington State Beach. The city is committed to keep its sandy shoreline free from development.

Huntington Beach’s beaches are perfect for barefoot strolls, open water swims, sitting by the glow of a late night bonfire, surfing on some of the world’s best-breaking waves; building sandcastles, and walking with your dog.


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