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Bolsa Chica State Beach Campground (California)

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17851 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, California 92649
714 846-3460
33.6603, -117.9983

Bolsa Chica State Beach campground is right on one of the more popular beaches in Southern California. It is located about 1 mile north of the Huntington Beach Pier and has 60 campsites with water and power. You can only camp with “self-contained’ trailers and RVs (up to 40 feet) at the campground (no tents). The odd numbered sites (1-59) are beach front, and the even numbered sites (2-60) are off the beach (view of Pacific Coast Highway).

Bolsa Chica State Beach campground has restrooms with flush toilets, outdoor showers and an RV dump station.  There are also basketball courts, picnic areas, a concessions stand and lifeguard station.

The camping fee includes 2 vehicles.  The 3rd vehicle will have an extra charge.  Your vehicles must also fit within the lines of the campsite.  There is a maximum overnight occupancy of 8 persons per campsite. Fire rings are available on the sand on a first-come first-served basis. You can also have a propane fire ring at your campsite. Generators are also not permitted at the campground.

Bolsa Chica State Beach is known for its softer surf, water sports, surf fishing, sand volleyball, sunbathing and soaking up the beach scene. The (surf) break is good for beginning surfers. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is also located just across the street.

Moro Campground at Crystal Cove State Beach/Park is another option. It has 59 campsites (29 with electric hookups) and is about 16 miles south on Pacific Coast Highway.

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Bolsa Chica State Beach Comments & Reviews

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8 Replies to “Bolsa Chica State Beach”

  1. Becky says:

    Can I bring my own, portable fire pit to the campground?

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      Hi Becky,
      Not sure if you can, usually campgrounds allows it if it is a self contained fire pit. I recommend you call Bosla Chica State Beach directly at: 714 846-3460

  2. Mellody says:

    Are bathrooms open 24 hours and any indoor showers?

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      Hi Mellody,
      The bathrooms at Bolsa Chica State Beach are open 24 hours, and there are no indoor showers (only outdoor).

  3. Lizette Tirado says:

    Do you allow tent over the trucks for sleeping

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      Yes, those are allowed at Bolsa Chica State Beach campground.

  4. Annabel Alford says:

    It is NORTH of Huntington pier, not south.

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      Thanks Annabel. We made the correction.

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Bolsa Chica Beachfront Campsites
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Typical Beachfront Campsite 1
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Typical Inland Campsite

Bolsa Chica State Beach is located on the northern end of Huntington Beach, across from the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, between Warner and Seapoint Avenues. The entrance to the campground is on Pacific Coast Highway, about 1.5 miles south of Warner Avenue.

  • Camp Store
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Lifeguards
  • Pay Phone
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
  • Snack Bar
  • Basketball
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Combing
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Kite Surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ocean
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Skin Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Stargazing
  • Surf Fish
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wind Surfing
  • California Beaches
  • California State Beach
  • California State Park
  • Los Angeles Area
  • Ocean
  • Southern California
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

Odd numbered (1-59) sites are beach front

Campground Map:

Campground Map


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