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Bolsa Chica State Beach is a public beach in Huntington Beach, California. Known for its scenic views and wide range of recreational activities, the state beach attracts both locals and tourists all year round.

Camping Information

General Camping Facilities: Bolsa Chica State Beach offers coastal camping with a focus on RV camping, as tent camping is not allowed. The campground caters specifically to self-contained RVs and motorhomes, as there are no tent camping sites or hookups for trailers.

RV Camping:

  • RV Length: The maximum length for RVs is 40 feet.
  • Hookups: There are no electrical, water, or sewage hookups available for RVs.
  • Amenities: Common amenities include restrooms and coin-operated showers.
  • Reservations: It's highly recommended to make reservations in advance, especially during peak seasons, as spots can fill up quickly. Reservations can be made through the Reserve California website or by calling the reservation system.

Campground Services:

  • Fire Rings: Fire rings are available on a first-come-first-served basis. They are highly sought after, so arriving early is important.
  • Dump Station: There is a dump station available for RVs.
  • Accessibility: Some campsites have modifications to accommodate visitors with disabilities.

Recreational Activities

  • Surfing: Bolsa Chica is well-known for its excellent surfing spots.
  • Fishing: Anglers can enjoy fishing in the surf or in the nearby Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.
  • Biking: With a multi-use trail, Bolsa Chica is great for biking.
  • Bird Watching: The adjacent ecological reserve offers excellent bird watching opportunities.
  • Beach Activities: Typical beach activities include sunbathing, beach volleyball, and picnicking.

Important Rules and Regulations

  • Pets: Dogs are allowed in the campground on a leash but are not permitted on the beach.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol is not permitted on the beach or in day-use areas.
  • Drones: The use of drones or other remote-controlled flying devices may not be allowed without a permit.
  • Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are typically enforced to ensure that all campers have a pleasant experience.

Safety and Environmental Stewardship

  • Wildlife: Do not disturb wildlife and plants in the ecological reserve and surrounding area.
  • Trash: Practice "Leave No Trace" principles by packing out all trash and using provided disposal facilities.
  • Fires: Only have fires within designated fire rings and check local regulations for any fire bans.

Local Services and Attractions

  • Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve: A nearby nature reserve offers walking trails and wildlife viewing.
  • Huntington Beach: Known as "Surf City USA," Huntington Beach offers various city amenities, dining, and shopping options.
  • Marine Education Center: Located within the reserve, it offers educational experiences about local marine life.

Contact Information and Reservations

For current conditions, services, and reservations at Bolsa Chica State Beach, contact the California Department of Parks and Recreation or visit the Reserve California website. Booking in advance is advisable, especially for holiday weekends and summer months when the beach is most popular.

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