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About Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, California

Bolsa Chica State Beach is a three mile long wide sandy beach in Huntington Beach, CA. Due to its location and size this is a popular beach for sunbathing. With typical Huntington Beach waves, it’s a top local surf beach too. Early in the morning and around dusk, you might see folks casting into the surf as it’s a reliable fishing spot with corbina, perch, and more.

This state park has a campground for RV campers but it’s just a converted paved parking lot and they don’t allow tents (bummer).

If you like bonfires Bolsa Chica has fire rings, however call ahead as they are only allowed to be used every other day from 6 am to 10 pm.

This beach starts at Warner Avenue and extends south to Seapoint Avenue. North of Warner Ave is Sunset Beach and south of Seapoint Ave is Huntington Dog Beach and Huntington City Beach. Bolsa Chica State Beach has an abundance of parking in huge lots that line all of Pacific Coast Highway behind the beach.

Across PCH is Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve with birding, wildlife watching, hiking, and biking opportunities. This beach and the reserve make up one of the top birding destinations in California. The paved Bolsa Chica Multi-Use Trail & Bike Path is behind the beach and connects to Huntington Beach Bike Trail south of here for a long bike route off the main streets.

18331 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Park Name
Bolsa Chica State Beach, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Other Names
Tin Can Beach
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fee for parking
Surfing, Biking, Volleyball, Basketball, Fishing, Sunbathing, Swimming, Beach Walking, Birdwatching, Hiking, Running, Walking, Bonfires, Camping
Campground, Lifeguard, Fire Pits, Picnic Tables, BBQs, Restrooms, Showers, Basketball Court, Paved Bike Path, Volleyball Courts, Accessible Features
Map of Bolsa Chica State Beach
Huntington Beach, US
11:26 am, October 4, 2023
temperature icon 80°F
L: 67° H: 80°
Feels like 79.93 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 4.57
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:48 am
Sunset: 6:33 pm
Humidity 57 %
Pressure1012 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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