Bolsa Chica State Beach is nirvana for newbies. In addition to being a great swimming area, 3-mile-long Bolsa Chica State Beach is a top spot for beginning surfers and surf schools because of the shallow bottom shelf that limits the size of waves.
Bolsa Chica State Beach is free to the public and open daily from 6 am to 10 pm. The parking lot entrance closes at 9 pm. Beach amenities include parking, fire rings, beach volleyball courts, paved bike trail, cold-water showers, public restrooms, a visitor center, picnic ramadas, barbecue grills, and basketball courts. Those wishing to reserve a picnic ramada can get more information on the Bolsa Chica State Beach website. Fire rings are available free on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Educational programs for adults and children are held year-round at the Bolsa Chica Lifeguard Headquarters and in the Campground Amphitheater. For the full schedule of upcoming events, click here.
Bolsa Chica State Beach is located along Pacific Coast Highway between Warner Avenue and Seapoint Street. Parking entry is only available from the stop light located one mile south of Warner Avenue, across from the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve entrance. Parking is $15 per day during summer months and $10 per day during the non-peak season, with no in/out privileges. Oversize vehicles will be charged for the number of parking spaces used. Please note parking rates are subject to change at any time without notice.
RV camping is allowed year-round and reservations can be made through Reserve America. Please note there is no tent camping.
Bolsa Chica State Beach features a wheelchair accessible beach. Beach wheelchairs are available free of charge. Visitors are advised to call ahead to use beach wheelchairs. Disabled parking spaces are available and those with a disabled parking pass may park for $7.50 per day during summer months and $5 per day during the non-peak season, with no in/out privileges. Oversize vehicles will be charged for the number of parking spaces used. Be aware parking rates are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note alcohol, glass, dogs, and smoking are prohibited on Bolsa Chica State Beach. For more information about Bolsa Chica State Beach, call 714-846-3460.