Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Come camera-ready and stop by the Bolsa Chica Wetlands Interpretive Center off Warner Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway to learn more about the wetlands, and for trail access into the 1,400-acre reserve. You'll also find trail access from a parking lot on the inland side of Pacific Coast Highway, a mile south of Warner Avenue across from the entrance to Bolsa Chica State Beach. Both locations offer free limited parking for nature enthusiasts.
Tours of the wetlands are also given by different conservation groups: Amigos de Bolsa Chica and Bolsa Chica Land Trust. Bolsa Chica Conservancy holds twice annual cleanup days and educational events at the Interpretive Center. Explore the wetlands, lowlands, and mesas, and enjoy a killer sunset.