Bolsa Chica State Beach RV & Campground Guide

California

Located north of Huntington Beach and south of Sunset Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach is on the Pacific Coast Highway, also known as Highway 1. The beach is 3 miles long, starting at Warner Avenue and extending south to Seapoint Avenue. Offshore, you may see California round stingrays, Pacific bottlenose dolphins, gray whales, and California sea lions. Many migratory waterfowl and shorebirds visit this area, including brown pelicans, western snowy plover, and the endangered California least tern. Sand crabs and beach hoppers reproduce along the shoreline. The weather at Bolsa Chica State Beach is sunny with relatively mild temperatures nearly all year-round.

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Weather
Spring 53-74 F
Summer 63-83 F
Fall 54-83 F
Winter 48-70 F
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Nearby Cities
Huntington Beach, CA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Bolsa Chica State Beach

There are affordable camping opportunities in and around Bolsa Chica State Beach, including both tent and RV sites. If spending the night in a sleeping bag is not your thing, then maybe you would prefer the comforts of an RV. If you don't privately own an RV, consider renting one from RVshare, where you can decide on any size of rig that can accommodate your needs. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and an exceptional team dedicated to serving you.

Bolsa Chica State Beach has 50 campsites with electric and water hookups for self-contained RVs. The campground has outdoor showers, restrooms, and picnic tables near each site. Since Bolsa Chica State Beach is a popular place, drawing in hundreds of thousands of people daily, the campground can fill up fast, so here are a few alternative campgrounds.

Waterfront RV Park

Located off Newland Street in Huntington Beach, Waterfront RV Park is a 6-mile drive from Bolsa Chica State Beach. The site can accommodate 45-foot-long RVs. Here, you can splash around in the ocean, build a sandcastle, and swim. After you're done with beach activities, you can take a stroll on the Huntington Beach Pier.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: No

• Other amenities: Laundry facility, swimming pool, billiards, spa, clubhouse

Seabreeze RV Resort

Positioned at the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Seabreeze RV Resort features 85 sites with 50x20-foot concrete pads. The resort is just a 5-mile drive from Bolsa Chica State Beach. Amenities within walking distance of the resort's picnic area include barbecue grills, horseshoe pits, a sand volleyball court, and a children's playground. There are beaches, amusement parks, marinas, and shopping malls near this park.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: DirecTV, dump station, free laundry facility, fitness center

Stone Villa RV Park

Los Angeles is 40 miles north via the 405 Freeway, and San Diego is 80 miles south from Stone Villa RV Park. The park is a 10-mile drive from Bolsa Chica State Beach and very near to Newport Beach, John Wayne Airport, and shopping. Stone Villa offers weekly and monthly overnight stays for self-contained RVs. Disneyland, Newport Harbor, a coastline of beaches, and other Orange County attractions are nearby.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Telephone hookups, laundry room, USPS mailbox room

RV Rentals Near Bolsa Chica State Beach

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Restaurants

What to Do at
Bolsa Chica State Beach

Inside Bolsa Chica State Beach

Bolsa Chica State Beach is not just a hot spot for campers. Many tourists come here for the beach scene, water sports, and more. This 3-mile stretch of beach attracts lovers of the outdoors who enjoy picnicking, swimming, surfing, and surf fishing. 

Outside Bolsa Chica State Beach

With Bolsa Chica State Beach being one of the five popular beaches that run along Highway 1, there's more than enough to do outside the beach. There's sightseeing, restaurants, and shopping nearby, so you'll never have a dull moment with the California beaches and attractions knocking on your back door. 

Restaurants

Pacific Hideaway

Located within a 4-mile drive from Bolsa Chica, Pacific Hideaway offers dishes that are drawn from the surf culture of Latin and South America, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Here, you can get a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods. They also serve a variety of alcoholic mixed drinks and nonalcoholic beverages. 

Type: Surf Culture

Ola Mexican Kitchen

Located less than a 5-mile drive from Bolsa Chica, Ola Mexican Kitchen offers authentic Mexican foods and cocktails. They serve appetizers, salads, tacos, and more. Beer, wine, champagne, and nonalcoholic beverages are also served at this restaurant.

Type: Mexican

Sandy's Beach Shack

Located on the sand next to the Huntington Beach Pier, Sandy's Beach Shack is a 4-mile drive from Bolsa Chica State Beach. They offer a variety of delicious foods, tiki cocktails, 40 tap handles full of beer, and nonalcoholic beverages. 

Type: Seafood

Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Shopping

5 Points Plaza

Located within a short 4-mile drive from Bolsa Chica, 5 Points Plaza has a ton of restaurant options, including Mexican, American, Japanese, and Chinese fare. There are a variety of businesses in the plaza, like a jewelry store, spa, bank, UPS store, and more. 

Sightseeing

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Located less than a mile away, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is around 1,300 acres of coastal estuary. There are well over 200 avian species living in this reserve, including sparrows and peregrine falcons, and there are also coyotes, two-striped garter snakes, and other critters. Here, you can go hiking alone or take a tour while enjoying the peaceful sounds of nature. 

Huntington Beach

Located within a 4-mile drive from Bolsa Chica, Huntington Beach is a  4-mile stretch of immaculate shoreline. Here, you can go swimming and surfing in designated areas. There is a bicycle path that has a 10-mph speed limit, and when there's a pedestrian on the path, you must lower your speed to 5 mph. 

Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Newport Beach Pier

Located within a 10-mile drive from Bolsa Chica in the coastal center of Orange County, Newport Beach Pier hosts many popular events throughout the year. These include the International Film Festival, carnivals, and parades. Here, you can enjoy the events, go swimming, relax on the beach, and more.

Location: Newport Beach, CA

Disneyland Park

Inside the park, you can enjoy live entertainment, restaurants, and amazing shops. Disneyland is a magical place where you can check out the theme parks or imagine you're on a rocket ship heading for Guardians of the Galaxy. Star Wars fans will love exploring through Galaxy Edge and the Rise of the Resistance. Don't forget to see Mickey's PhilharMagic show and other attractions throughout Disneyland.

Location: Anaheim, CA

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How to Get to
Bolsa Chica State Beach

Bolsa Chica State Beach is located off Highway 1 near Huntington Beach, California. To get there, travel north on Highway 1 and follow signs to the beach. 

Entering Bolsa Chica State Beach

Bolsa Chica State Beach's operating hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday. However, the gate closes at 9:00 p.m.

Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $15

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