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Bolsa Chica State Beach

Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA
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KIng's Lynn
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Had a great time here playing in the surf and enjoying a Sunday with my family. Take what you need, food and drinks are not from what I saw available to purchase. With us British not used to the sun a gazebo was perfect to get some shade on the beach. Here you won't find some one renting sun shades... More

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Alta Loma, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My family and friends have been here a few times this summer. The facilities are clean and a good stretch and sandy area on the south of the beach. There are a lot of fire rings which is a first come first serve. There are more fire rings on the south side, however they are close to each other as... More

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Houston, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great location of you want to park your RV a bit out of town north of Huntington Beach, Low rates, all concrete No Sewer.

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Long Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Me and the fam have been here a few times. It costs $15 to enter, but I donated to the California State Parks Association, and you get a number of day passes depending on how much you donate. Today we parked to the right of the entrance booth, in the second parking lot, close to lifeguard station 21. It 's... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Learning to surf at Bolsa Chica was fairly easy due to the small waves and a long beach. We went both Saturday and Sunday and found Sunday to have about 1/2 the people of Saturday. The facilities are clean with showers and bathrooms. I was surprised to see the number of motorhomes and trailers in the parking lot with people... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The waves are not as big as some other areas so if you are a novice it's nice to learn how to body surf at this beach

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I like the area, the facilities are clean, I love the fire ring , easily accessible when barbecuing, however the staff specially the park rangers are rude, they discriminate people.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We recently took our bikes down to Bolsa Chica State Beach. We rode down the bike path to past Huntington Beach Pier. What a great way to spend a day. We only wish we brought some firewood for a camp fire as there were many open fire pits. Maybe next time.

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Burbank, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is where you want to go with larger families and friends, and not worry about getting crowded. You'll have less of the drinking and smoking around here also.

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Sacramento, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This beach has fire rings if you want to have an evening at the beach get early and sit by the fire ring. There is a path that will go all the way to New Port Beach, however I stop at HB Pier. Bolsa Chica is a good family beach and if you have a large party that just want... More

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