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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

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Took My Son and Grandsons Here, They Thought it was So Cool...!!!

This is not too far away from where we live. I'd actually seen it driving by there quite a few... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lisa F
Huntington Beach, California
Fantastic shorebirds!

If you are a birder or nature lover, then this spot is a must! In three hours I was able to see 17... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Boulder, Colorado
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Entrance at Warner Ave. and PCH, (opposite Bolsa Chica State Beach), Huntington Beach, CA
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is not too far away from where we live. I'd actually seen it driving by there quite a few times. I wasn't sure what it was. As right at the corner of Warner and PCH is a little trailer type building with a field...More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove to see the reserve but ended up driving past and parking at a dog park to see the ocean. The reserve looked interesting with walking paths and bridges but I had limited time, when I passed the parking lot I had no chance...More

Thank krisred2363
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a birder or nature lover, then this spot is a must! In three hours I was able to see 17 species of shorebirds. 42 species all together. The boardwalk, trail and benches were in great shape. The bathroom was out of order...More

Thank sheflew
Reviewed 3 September 2018

One of most favorite places to visit in Southern California. For birding photographers, its an absolute must see. The terns and other sea birds make flybys as close range and are always diving right off the boardwalk. I have seen several uncommon birds here as...More

Thank TheBirdBloggercom
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

City nature fix in this high population area. This is my favorite walk. Mixture of Ocean, Marsh, and green views with plenty of birds and beautiful trees. Spend an hour on a loop walk. Can’t get lost Free parking

Thank RCM92
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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 20 August 2018 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 7 August 2018

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.

Thank 607diannak
Reviewed 25 July 2018

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 21 July 2018

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
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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.