Bolsa Chica Beach Campground

Orange County

Bolsa Chica Beach

Bolsa Chica bike path at Bolsa Chica State Beach, CA

Southern California Beach Attractions

Visitors to Southern California beaches have so many places to explore and enjoy.

  • Surfing on some of the best waves in California at places like San Onofre, Black's Beach, and Tourmaline
  • Excellent pier fishing for a wide variety of fish at spots like Imperial Beach, Ocean Beach, and San Clemente
  • Enjoying strolling along glistening sand and watching the sunset at beaches like Coronado, Del Mar, Laguna Beach, and Zuma
  • Watch top-rated beach volleyball competition at venues such as Manhattan Beach snd Hermosa
  • Immerse yourself in the fun and excitement of destination beaches like Venice, Redondo, and Santa Monica
  • Watch surfing competitions at Huntington Beach, Salt Creek, Oceanside, and Coronado
  • Attend the San Clemente Ocean Festival and the Carlsbad Beach Fest held in July

Bolsa Chica State Beach Campground

Bolsa Chica State Beach is at the northern end of Orange County, only a short distance north of Huntington Beach. The campground is designated for self-contained RVs or trailers only. There is no tent camping. Spaces are lined up parking-lot style with a paved bike path separating them from the beach.

Bolsa Chica State Beach draws visitors from the nearby Los Angeles area. The state beach offers ample room for parking spread along miles of oceanfront. Visitors enjoy sunbathing, strolling along the beach, bike riding, surfing, and fishing.

The 55 campsites can accommodate RVs or trailers up to 40 feet. They have electric and water hook-ups. Premium sites are along the front row facing the ocean. Standard sites run in a second row behind them.

Campground Basics
Location: Pacific Coast Hwy. from Seapoint Ave. to Warner Ave., just north of Huntington Beach
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 55
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (one driven and one towed)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (714) 846-3460

Reservations available up to 6 months in advance of arrival date
Maximum Vehicle Length: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: #1, 55, 57
Fees: Standard sites - $50
Premium sites - $65
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Bolsa Chica State Beach Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-out, Check-in: Noon, 2 PM

Bolsa Chica Beach Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, electric and water hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, some fire rings on beach, concession stand
Showers: Hot showers
Dump Station: Yes
Campground Map: Bolsa Chica Campground Map
Nearby Attractions: Huntington Beach Bike Trail, bike rentals, surfing, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, fishing, International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach

ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips

California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.

General Camping Information

  1. Vehicles must be parked on the pavement within the campsite area.
  2. Fires must be in designated concrete fire rings only.
  3. Pets are not allowed on the beach. They must be in vehicle or tent at night.
  4. Generators may only be operated between the hours of 10 AM and 8 PM.

Be careful when you make your reservation that your vehicles will fit within the space allowed at your site.

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