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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

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AWESOME WALK, Check it out and help them out.

Saw so many, birds, a lot of raptors, so cool. Visitors center is a must stop before you walk, very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steven H
Sacramento, California
Well protected nature preserve

The Bolsa Chica wetlands is a very nice little protected area. It's not very big area with a small... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
john h
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Entrance at Warner Ave. and PCH, (opposite Bolsa Chica State Beach), Huntington Beach, CA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Saw so many, birds, a lot of raptors, so cool. Visitors center is a must stop before you walk, very interesting, and lots of info, support them and check this place out. There is a surprising History about this place, but wont give it away....More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Bolsa Chica wetlands is a very nice little protected area. It's not very big area with a small parking lot off of PCH for about 15 cars. The walking bridge takes you across the salt water back bay. If you start at the parking...More

Thank john h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to walk and view nature. The trails are flat and easy to navigate. Depending on the time of day, you can see many types of birds. Take your camera and binoculars for some great sites.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh my, I was visiting a friend in Huntington Beach and she and I love to work out every day at something. She recommended the Eco Reserve. It is lovely, the trails are great, the weather ideal and the ocean waves invigorating.The State did a...More

Thank Terre M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in the High Desert (Victorville) and discovered this photographic gem when my photography association visited it a few years back. I make it a point to visit at least 2-3 times each year as I have grown very fond of the "local inhabitants"....More

Thank Rich W
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I'm a teacher and I take my high school students here every summer. We walk along the trail and point out the wildlife while enjoying the ocean breeze. And it's free to visit.

Thank LindsayRae42
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We recently decided to stop and view the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Easy walk on well marked paths. Bring your camera, a bottle of water, binoculars and comfy walking shoes. On your walk you will be immersed in wildlife from the land, water and air....More

Thank EA S
Reviewed 19 April 2018

We visited on a foggy Sunday morning in December and I was completely enchanted. A network of footpaths and bike paths lead through this large coastal wetland just across the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) from the ocean. There are two parking areas: one at 3842...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I wanted to do my morning exercise outdoors and decided to stop after seeing here a million times. I loved it. It was beautiful with the ocean breezes was cooling as well as soothing. It was educational informative and was a relaxing. Loved the scenery....More

Thank Paula L
Reviewed 2 April 2018

There are two parking lots, one with a center (Warner Ave) and the other alongside PCH. Keep in mind, the parking lot next to PCH is the most popular for tourists but they have a reputation for fresh glass shards (somebody breaks into cars if...More

Thank David S
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28 December 2017|
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Response from 569franb | Reviewed this property |
Not very busy, especially during the week. However on the weekends, it is more crowded especially with locals bird watching.