Traveling to Huntington Beach? Be prepared to travel responsibly and bring a face mask. While here, please be mindful of your surroundings and thoughtful of others: social distancing, wearing face coverings, and washing your hands. Huntington Beach is doing everything it can to be clean and safe so you can stay healthy and enjoy beautiful Surf City USA.

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Shipley Nature Center

Located in Huntington Beach Central Park West, Shipley Nature Center stretches across 18 acres of fenced California native habitat, offering a serene escape for visitors where more than 200 bird species have been spotted. The ecological oasis serves as a family-friendly outing that’s both fun and educational.

With over 4,000 feet of trails, Shipley invites you to meander peacefully through eight habitats, including Oak Woodland, Meadow, Redwood Grove, Coastal Sage Scrub, Blackbird Pond, Riparian Woodland, Torrey Pine, and Southern Oak Woodland.

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Bolsa Chica WetlandsThe interactive Interpretive Center schools in topics from native wildlife and history, to composting and water conservation. Educational tours and events are held frequently throughout the year.

Located north of Goldenwest Street and Talbert Avenue, the center offers free parking just a short walk from the main gate. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm, and closed on Sunday. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated.

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