State: Southern California
Address 1: 17851 Pacific Coast Highway
City: Huntington Beach
Open all Year: Yes
Camp URL: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=642
Full Hook: Yes
About: Bolsa Chica State Beach is a popular place for surf fishing for perch, corbina, croaker, cabezon and sand shark. Also popular in the summer is bare-handed fishing for California grunion, a species that only spawns on southern California beaches. The beach extends three miles from Seal Beach to Huntington Beach City Pier. A bikeway connects it with Huntington State Beach, seven miles south. Wildlife and bird watching are popular. Across the road from the beach is the 1,000-acre Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, operated by the California Dept. of Fish and Game.
Directions: The entrance to the beach is on Pacific Coast Highway, about one and a half miles south of Warner Avenue.