Bolsa Chica State Beach
Bolsa Chica State Beach
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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4.0 of 5 bubbles180 reviews
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Jeff
Huntington Beach, CA2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I have been to every state park in CA. Bolsa Chica state beach is the worst run park in the CA system! Bathrooms are disgusting, the bike trail is full of sand and getting in takes 1 hour because they never have any help.
Written 28 April 2024
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Rich Havenhand
Sheffield, UK12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
I booked this campsite in error for the
following day.
As it was out of hours, I could not speak to
anyone to explain. When I contacted a rep
the next day they just quoted 'policy' and
said (patronisingly) they would not offer
any refund of the $70. This is after I
immediately cancelled it and they could
sell the plot again to someone else.
Escalated, but heard nothing back.
Awful, petty customer service, but having
read the reviews of the campground,
maybe I dodged a bullet.
Written 18 April 2022
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motomel125
Simi Valley, CA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Love this beach! So big and love that they offer firepits for guests to enjoy while there. The beach is gorgeous but the extras make the experience. Plenty of places to eat at and enjoy and you could really spend a number of days there since there is so much to do and to see. RV camping practically on the sand and places with live music are really the icing on the cake!
Written 1 April 2021
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CarrieAr
Lake Havasu City, AZ66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Spent most of the day at this beach watching the surfers, and when they were gone we watched about 5 species of birds. A very relaxing enjoyable time watching the waves roll in and out. The food was nice and the customer service was excellent as well. Will definitely come here again, and bring some wood for the fire pit so we can stay longer!
Written 11 October 2020
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Kelly B
Boise, Idaho, Usa155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Beautiful Beach...with plenty of space to spread out. We visited Bolsa Chica on a weekday in September. The weather was perfect. The state beach is very large and maintained well. Parking is available for a small fee. The water is close to the parking. There were restrooms, and a snack bar. This is much less crowded than the beaches close to town. It's popular with the locals. The waves are easy to surf or body board, even for beginners. Lots of fire pits...all in all , the perfect So Cal beach!
Written 2 October 2020
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Tony K
Moreno Valley, CA935 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
It’s a tight Asphalt Parking lot RV Campground. The beach side side is best as inland side is closer to the noisy PCH traffic. Unfortunately because of traffic noise you can’t hear waves at all. You can see them either from Campground. Beach is wide and goes for miles in each direction. Lots & lots of Day Use parking lots north and south. Showers & Bathrooms are token operated with Token machine outside building. Bike Path runs up and down coast for miles.
Written 22 September 2020
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Carolyn A McC
Burbank, CA58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Loved our sunset! And the campground was simple but clean - bathrooms were nice and clean which is always a plus especially by the beach. The showers were amazing as well, we were able to share a shower and save some water!! The bike path and store were awesome! Love the fire pits on the beach and just really had a great time enjoying the ocean breeze. It was January so you would think it was cold and yucky but I really loved it - had a clear sunny beach day then a cloudy foggy day and then a gorgeous sunset night - it was a little bit of everything wrapped into a 4 day stay! The road noise was not the best for camping but living in LA you get used to it!!!
Written 17 February 2020
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randy f
San Diego, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
I camped here several times this year. It’s a fun laid-back environment and the state workers do a good job. Hosts are very accommodating And there is a store near the campground that is well stocked. I enjoy my stays here and wish I could have more than the state required 30 days. But I think the states being fair to the community to limit it.
Written 5 November 2019
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Julie R
West Covina, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
The weather was absolutely perfect! We BBQd, stayed late by the fire pit making s'mores, folks at the little store were so helpful! Not too crowded, cold or windy!! Best multi-birthday EVER! Just an amazing day, we'll definitely go back!!
Written 15 October 2019
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sirputz2017
Huntington Beach, CA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Great easy beach to have lots of room to your own. Pleny of parking even for RVS. Fire pits and good surfing. Bike path also.
Written 13 October 2019
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