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Beach Profile: Bolsa Chica State Beach

January 30, 1988

This sandy beach, popular for clamming, diving, fishing and surfing, runs six miles from the Huntington Beach Pier northwest to Warner Avenue. Since last February, the southeastern end of the park has been operated by the City of Huntington Beach under an agreement with the state.

The northwestern three miles of the beach have such facilities as picnic areas, food concessions, cold showers and a ramp for the disabled that runs along the sand. A fee parking lot is on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway south of Warner; the cost is $4 per car.

The southeastern half of the state beach is relatively undeveloped. Steep cliffs between the road and the beach make access difficult; there are some steep trails and one stairway near 16th Street. A small fee lot is near the pier, and metered parking is available on the streets.

A bikeway/walkway extends the length of the beach, and fire pits are available. Grunion run from March to August.

Information: (714) 848-1566

Source: California Coastal Access Guide

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