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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

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Address: Entrance at Warner Ave. and PCH, (opposite Bolsa Chica State Beach), Huntington Beach, CA
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+1 714-846-1114
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Nice walk with plenty of birds

The reserve is just off Pacific Coast Highway and Warner in Huntington Beach. It's a nice walk where you will see several Snowy Egrets, ducks and other birds. The trail is very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Seal Beach, California
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Seal Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The reserve is just off Pacific Coast Highway and Warner in Huntington Beach. It's a nice walk where you will see several Snowy Egrets, ducks and other birds. The trail is very flat and not too bad after a rain. However, the rain does bring in some trash. I take my camera with a 18-300mm (not a serious wildlife lens)... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice place to get a way from the surrounding chaos of HB and see the birds. The birds with wings:). It's right off PCH and easy to park. A nice place to take a date or kids... Bring your camera.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to go for a relaxing walk - whether you are a visitor or live locally. It was recently renovated/updated and protected so that more wildlife will come back and more people can quietly observe them in natural settings.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

This is an especially delightful place to walk with easy trails and interesting signage. Bird watchers will be in heaven watching all the different varieties. There are many knowledgeable locals who walk here and are willing to help you identify some of the many species. There is also a piece of history here - a gun emplacement from World War... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

As part of your OC visit, this is a nice place to come to. It's only short drive from HB and also great for hobby photographers.

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Whittier
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

If visiting any of our So. Cal beaches and you need a place to jog or walk try the Bolsa Chica Reserve. I walk or jog this path every morning. The sunrise is spectacular, the birds and fish are abundant. Its peaceful and a place to reflect.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful walk on nice and marked trails. We saw Blue Harons, Sting Rays, and plenty of different birds and fish. Beautiful wetlands and nice trails.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This is a nice, easy walk with various starting places (the parking spots on PCH and Warner can fill up quickly). If those are full, park on Brightwater (residential neighborhood). Every time we do we always see cranes, terns, herons, etc. At the PCH starting point there is a wooden bridge that crosses. From here you can see straight down... More 

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Huntington Beach
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Bolsa Chica Reserve (AKA Wetlands), is one of the greatest places to visit in the area. During the Spring there are numerous species of birds that migrate here to mate. The courting process of these bird species is amazing, and this is a great place to watch it. It has a beautiful trail along the wetlands that takes you... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

If you ever visit HB, please, please, please go to the Wetlands. There are two entrances: the one off Warner has the visitor's center with docents that can tell you so much about the history, wildlife, and ecological significance this place has. The entrance from PCH has a trail that is a loop where you can see fish, birds, and... More 

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