Bolsa Chica State Beach

     


Huntington Beach, California
Phone: (714) 846-3460

Sites: 57
Avg. Rate: $50

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Latitude: 33.6949678287384
Longitude: -118.04688334465

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-ocean Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 5
  • Good 12
  • Average 3
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 0

22 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

sdayman

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second stay here. Couldn't get a front row, so ended up in the back row, within 50 feet of busy Pacific Coast Highway. Daytime traffic is quite noisy – especially the world's loudest Harleys that routinely cruise the highway. Night time traffic is quite a bit better. The lack of sewer hookups is disappointing. We prefer another park, but it's closed in January. Bathrooms are moderately clean, but chilly. Site water started off pretty rusty, but cleared up after 20 or so gallons. Hosts and neighbors are as nice as can be, and the dog beach a mile away is fantastic. We'll only be back if nothing else is available. We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Johnny Cau

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Awesome access to ocean and views. Camp hosts are friendly yet strict, but that just keeps the park in order. Can't beat the experience, plus if you have dogs, you'll love it here. All breeds welcome, other parks will exclude certain aggressive breeds, but this place loves my pit bull, he'll lick you to death. Dog owners, be courteous and always make sure you use a leash and pick up after your dog(s) or else you'll definitely be hearing from the Camp Hosts! We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Motorhome.

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jeremiah29:11-14

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Bolsa Chica is basically just a parking lot with electrical and water hookups. There is nothing that separates each site. The thing that makes this campground special is that it is literally right on the beach! The sites are large enough to accommodate slides and park a towed vehicle. And there is a concrete space behind each space to set up chairs and a fire pit. They have a paved bike/walking path that separates the beach sights and the sand which is nice for kids to ride their bikes and play out of the way of cars. Non-beach sites park right along Pacific Coast Hwy so they have traffic noise to contend with. The camp host was very friendly and helpful. Downtown Huntington Beach and Pier are just a couple of miles south and grocery/misc shopping is also close by. We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Motorhome.

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sdayman

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

After hearing many people rave about Bolsa Chica, we tried it out. Not having a sewer hookup is a big inconvenience, as we don’t have a large grey tank. The winning feature for us is the dog beach a short walk down the coast. Plenty of space for our slide out and awning. The hosts were both very nice and let us check in a half hour early. Great view of the ocean, though the beach is pretty steep into the water and beyond. A fair bit of traffic noise from PCH just outside the park. Though this is a nice location, we prefer Dockweiler (kiddos love the jets). We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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rv4photos

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped here in a beach fronting site over the weekend in a motorhome. Very convenient, well laid out and clean campground. Power and water hookups at all sites. Dumping station available in the parking lot just north of campsite. Very friendly camp hosts. Not a place for solitude or privacy as you are sandwiched between the PCH and a bikeway, but at least you don't have trains to deal with. No shade and lacks rustic charm of say San Clemente SB. Some shared picnic tables available but none at your actual site, so you might want to bring your own table. But there are many attractions here. Extensive bikeway from Seal Beach to Huntington Beach is great for cycling, jogging or walking. Nice beach is right at your door step (across the bikeway) and is wide and not crowded. You probably want to wear footwear on the beach as there are quite a few broken shells around. Sunsets are nice here. And the BC Ecological Reserve opposite the beach is definitely worth a visit and walk. Oh yes and there are tons of broadcast TV channels available off-air. My wife and I (and our dog) enjoyed our stay here. Will be back! We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Motorhome.

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TARDISRV

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived early to enjoy the beach. The person manning the entrance kiosk allowed us to enter and recommended that we ask the camp host if our site was ready. Although check in time was 2 PM he allowed us to occupy our site around 1 PM. We backed into our site which was right next to the bike path and the beach. Great for people watching from the back of our motorhome. Across Highway 1 is the wonderful Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Unfortunately, there are no crosswalks nearby and jaywalking is out of the question with cars whizzing by at 50 MPH. As a previous reviewer noted, the highway is noisy; however, it dies down enough at night so that you can hear the surf. The entrance gates close at 9 PM; however, campers can enter the Warner Ave. entrance after hours using the combination gate lock. Next time, we'll take advantage of the fire pits on the beach. We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Motorhome.

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rondog

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

I do agree with the previous review from Jan 2011 in regards to the male campground host. He can be rude and abrupt at times with campers. On the other hand the female host at the north end of the park welcomes all campers and treats her four month stay at Bolsa Chica as if this is her home. She walks the park each day picking up trash that others leave behind. We have been camping at Bolsa Chica once a month since 2008 and have always enjoyed our stays. We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Motorhome.

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charms51

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Maybe it's because I hate RV parks in parking lots, or perhaps it's not my "cup of tea" to be right on the beach (despite also feeling as though you are in the middle of a highway -- EXTREME traffic noise immediately outside of your RV), or maybe it's the charge of $50 for nonbeach side and $60 for the beach side, or maybe it's the camp host that acted like the gestapo and was watching our every move and made sure to let us know that we were not obeying the rules (which were excessive) -- we didn't appreciate being treated like grade school students or his condescending attitude. We would definitely NOT stay here again -- it wasn't restful at all. We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Kyle B

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great one! It is tightly packed, but the sites on the ocean side are right on the beach. The bike path goes straight in to downtown Huntington Beach (a couple miles away). We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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azdoc

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here for a least 1 week a year for the past 6 years, and the facilities get less care while the prices go up. It is actually a blacktop parking lot with very close quarters, but it is right on the beach. No sewer, so have to watch black & gray tanks closely. Will look at other options in the future. We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Motorhome.

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socal114

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Truly no-frills beachfront camping. Even #'d sites along PCH have noticeable traffic noise, so, if you are a light sleeper this may bother you. Beach and surrounding community of Huntington Beach are great with lots to do. Camp host is very accommodating and friendly. Sites are tight, but manageable (we are 40'). Very dog friendly with doggy beach within walking distance along boardwalk. Rated a 7 for lack of sewer at sites and ridiculous 2nd vehicle policy. Even if you register a 2nd vehicle at time of reservation, it must be with you (connected) at time of check-in or they will charge you an additional $15 per day for the entire length of your stay. Whether it is enforced depends on who is working the gate. We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Motorhome.

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sierrra

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Someone else mentioned that this is basically a "parking lot with hook-ups," lol! That it is, but it's still a fun place to stay. We have stayed here several times with our kids and we've always had a blast. We've always had ocean side sites with a little sandy area for the little ones to play in. The neighbors have always been nice. We love having a large bonfire on the beach in the beach firepits at night. It's one of the only crowded, parking lot style places that I'll camp at with minimal complaining, because it's so much fun. Our kids love riding their bikes along the beach, too. We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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P&Ax2onThe Go

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We got to stay here twice this summer, once in June and once in July. Even though the wind forever blows, the sites are tight no wider than the width of your extended awning and you're basically camping in a parking lot, those of us who fight for those few spots year after year absolutely love it. We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Motorhome.

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reymer

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Yes it is tight parking, there is noise from the PCH and I was camped on that side. I recommend arriving Sunday to Thursday and dumping tanks between 12-2 pm where you have to hook up and tow to north lot. The pier is close but it is difficult finding a place to a park a truck. The bathrooms not exactly clean but I did see CA State park crews trying to keep up with the shared public use of restrooms. There are fire pits on the beach but bring a chair and stake it out early. The hosts were good we tried staying another day but there were no cancellations and no one left early. Our kids enjoyed meeting all the other kids there and seemed to get along. 99% of fellow campers will help with parking, one refused to move her car "I'm on vacation" was her reply when asked if she would move it to park. There is ATT WiFi available at the main guard station and requires a fee. There are some picnic tables in certain locations and a dog beach to the south. We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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bcbounders

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

This is basically a big parking lot, where the spaces are kind of tight. Maneuvering and parking space for your tow car is very limited if your RV is long. Sitting directly on the Pacific Coast Highway meant there was a lot of road noise, but we reserved one of the more expensive sites on the ocean side for an extra $10/night, which meant our bedroom (at the rear of the RV) faced the beach and the ocean, so it wasn't too bad. You can't beat the proximity to the beach, as you are literally right on it. The campground host was very nice and seemed really dedicated to being helpful. We'd stay here again. We camped at Bolsa Chica State Beach in a Motorhome.

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