Bolsa Chica State Beach is a popular place for surf fishing for perch, corbina, croaker, cabezon and sand shark. Also popular is in the summer is bare-handed fishing for California grunion, a species that only spawns on sandy southern California beaches. The Park is located in Huntington Beach and extends three miles from Sunset Beach to Seapoint Avenue. A bike-way connects it with Huntington State Beach, seven miles south. Wildlife and bird watching are popular. Across the road from the beach is the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, operated by the California Department of Fish and Game.

Great place for a stroll and wildlife viewing. You can spot rays and fish from the bridge, and herons, egrets and pelicans are often spotted in the ponds. Flat, level and stroller-friendly. Parking lot is small, so bare that in mind if arriving midday or on weekends.

Very pretty. Very easy. Lots of beautiful birds.

Pretty trail that is mostly flat. Lots of birds. We also saw rabbits and squirrels.

went today hiked for an hour, hike was great lots of wildlife birds rabbits etc...overall a easy hike had a great time, only bummer was someone left a nice dent on my truck....thanks

trail running
6 months ago

My absolute favorite trail to run... This place is amazing during sunset time because of the stillness of the water, reflections of the birds, and the overall peacefulness of this place. I usually run 3 miles here and always see cool birds. It's a nice way to get some nature in good ol OC. Beware --- there are rattlesnakes here.

Great for nature photography practice

This is a great walk with an easy inclined. You can't beat the scenery and the ocean breezes. They have portable restrooms, trash cans, and free parking. This is a great hike for a short trip.

This is such a great place! You can see the sea snails, birds, homosapians, and other wildlife! And to the person who mentioned the traffic noise, yes, you can obviously hear the road noise, but I hardly feel it should lose a star or two for that:(. We're blessed to have this reserve:)

The trails are well kept and was not crowded. Parking get there early. Lots of wildlife including reptiles. We will be going again.

I enjoy walking through this reserve. There are so many birds to see and little ground critters running around. I gave it three stars only because there was a lot of noise from the traffic on PCH, but otherwise, it's a great place to go for an easy and peaceful walk or run.