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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

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Entrance at Warner Ave. and PCH, (opposite Bolsa Chica State Beach), Huntington Beach, CA
+1 714-846-1114
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Surrounded by Nature

We recently decided to stop and view the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Easy walk on well marked... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
EA S
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Newport Beach, California
Magical Morning Walk

We visited on a foggy Sunday morning in December and I was completely enchanted. A network of... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
CrankingChick
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Tucson, Arizona
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Entrance at Warner Ave. and PCH, (opposite Bolsa Chica State Beach), Huntington Beach, CA
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"bird watching"
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"shore birds"
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"interpretive center"
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"the loop"
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"bring your camera"
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"great blue heron"
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"water birds"
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"bird lovers"
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"each month"
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"nature walk"
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"great birding"
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"reddish egret"
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"heading north"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently decided to stop and view the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Easy walk on well marked paths. Bring your camera, a bottle of water, binoculars and comfy walking shoes. On your walk you will be immersed in wildlife from the land, water and air....More

Thank EA S
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

We visited on a foggy Sunday morning in December and I was completely enchanted. A network of footpaths and bike paths lead through this large coastal wetland just across the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) from the ocean. There are two parking areas: one at 3842...More

Thank CrankingChick
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

I wanted to do my morning exercise outdoors and decided to stop after seeing here a million times. I loved it. It was beautiful with the ocean breezes was cooling as well as soothing. It was educational informative and was a relaxing. Loved the scenery....More

Thank Paula L
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

There are two parking lots, one with a center (Warner Ave) and the other alongside PCH. Keep in mind, the parking lot next to PCH is the most popular for tourists but they have a reputation for fresh glass shards (somebody breaks into cars if...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Came here with my gf. Had a warm romantic stroll even tho it was kinda chilly. Very pretty with tons of avian wildlife to watch. Bring a camera or binoculars for the best views! We will return for sure.

Thank mikeconnors1
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

I was in Southern CA for a week and asked my friend who lives in Irvine to show me some good birdwatching places. She took me here - wow!!! We spent several hours walking the trails and taking pictures. We saw so many birds, lots...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Love to run here (a good alternative to city streets or beach). Nice to enjoy this undeveloped space.

Thank Heidi8380
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Bolsa Chica is a small area just North of Huntington Beach Dog Back on Pacific Coast Highway that provides visitors an opportunity to observe, photograph and relax in a little oasis on the way to Seal Beach in California. There is a small parking lot...More

Thank Bruce R F
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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

I would recommend coming at low/rising tide- I came at high AM tide & it was still awesome!!! Definitely worth it to visit!

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

We come here to bird and photograph, as do many. Wonderful wide, well maintained trails and bridges. Much to see and signage is pretty good, too. A great birding spot, check e-bird for most recent signings. The area is somewhat multi-use so there are some...More

Thank Hal72
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iratnikova07
December 27, 2017|
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Response from 569franb | Reviewed this property |
Not very busy, especially during the week. However on the weekends, it is more crowded especially with locals bird watching.
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