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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

#5 of 57 things to do in Huntington Beach Features Animals
Entrance at Warner Ave. and PCH, (opposite Bolsa Chica State Beach), Huntington Beach, CA
+1 714-846-1114
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Walking the wetlands is a great experience.

I walked the wetlands and was impressed by the amount of people including students with binoculars... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dastrandhb
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Torrance
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Wonderful place for a walk

This area was restored a few years ago. They did such a great job. It is ago great place for a walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DorisV660
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Costa Mesa, California
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I walked the wetlands and was impressed by the amount of people including students with binoculars and the reference sheet of what to identify. You could walk for hours but the only problem is there is no bathrooms not even portable toilets that could be...More

Thank Dastrandhb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area was restored a few years ago. They did such a great job. It is ago great place for a walk and for Bird watching.

Thank DorisV660
Reviewed 13 June 2017

it's worth visiting! one can see lots of birds and some sea life when one visits this preserve! it's a refreshing contrast to some of the beaches in the area that does get real crowded at times...if you visit make sure to bring your camera...More

1  Thank joenumbah1
Reviewed 6 June 2017

No matter how many times I visit these wetlands so close to home, I am amazed at the variety of birds. Great Herons, egrets,white and grey pelicans, cormorants, hawks -- more than 200 kinds of birds have been spotted here say the signs. It's usually...More

Thank HBSnowFlower
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Any time of year is a good time to visit Bolsa Chica (BC). Even in the summer, before the shorebird return, you can have a great time with the terns busily flying overhead, screeching and squawking. And even right at the boardwalk next to the...More

Thank royaljay
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is an amazing oasis in the middle of a busy urban area in Huntington Beach, CA, with one of the best birding and bird photography hotspots in Southern California, and wonderful easy and level hiking trails! In the past, I used...More

1  Thank Christine H
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Birds are abundant year around. Although,I have been there only in spring, I would like to go back again, and again. It's located on PCH - opposite Bolsa Chica State beach but do not park at the beach and try to cross the road. There's...More

Thank uv124
Reviewed 24 May 2017

There is so much to see here. The different birds and jumping fish. It's a very zen place for your walk. Since I've been going there the last 2 or so years I have seen sting rays, red crabs and baby sharks.

Thank ritahib
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Excellent nature trails with unique birds and flowers. found a huge owl on a tree hibernating on one of the trees - a sight to watch! Spotted three baby whales in the water on the north side a while back.

Thank JaySheth1
Reviewed 23 May 2017

When LA sizzles coome for a cool breeze and walk. the bround is nice and flat and alteast part is wheel chair accessable. you can see birds flying in at night and others have told me they saw a young eagle. I've only seen water...More

Thank I6055APmichaels
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