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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

18000 CA-1, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, USA

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About Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

A nature reserve to protect a coastal wetland, and its resident threatened and endangered species.

Attractions Near Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Bolsa Chica State Beach
Bolsa Chica State Beach0.22km from Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Bolsa Chica State Beach is a popular state beach, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors to its location south of the community of Sunset Beach in Orange County. The beach extends 3 miles from Warner Avenue in Sunset Beach south to Seapoint Avenue, where the Huntington City Beach begins. Activities include surfing, sunbathing, play volleyball, and water sports. Tent camping is not allowed at Bolsa Chica State Beach. Fire rings are available.

Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach Pier5.96km from Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Huntington Beach Pier is one of the longest piers on the West Coast. It is well known for surfing, beautiful ocean views, and legendary bars.One of the main landmarks of Huntington Beach, also known as "Surf City, USA", the pier is the center of the city's prominent beach culture. A popular meeting place for surfers, the ocean waves here are enhanced by a natural effect caused by the edge-diffraction of open ocean swells around Catalina Island, creating consistent surf year-round.

Long Beach Museum of Art
Long Beach Museum of Art13.3km from Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

The Long Beach Museum of Art stands for democracy, for the lawful freedom of a sovereign country.The museum features exhibitions of American decorative arts, early 2Oth Century European art, California Modernism and contemporary art, including video. It includes over 4,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative arts objects. Particular strengths include American decorative arts objects, early 20th century European art, California Modernism.

Orange County Museum of Art
Orange County Museum of Art14.34km from Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

This is a modern and contemporary art museum presently operating in a temporary space at South Coast Plaza Village in Santa Ana, California. The museum's collection comprises more than 4,500 objects, with a concentration on the art of California and the Pacific Rim from the early 20th century to present. Exhibits include traditional paintings, sculptures, and photography, as well as new media in the form of video, digital, and installation art.

South Coast Plaza
South Coast Plaza14.57km from Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

South Coast Plaza is a global shopping destination with more than 250 extraordinary boutiques, critically acclaimed restaurants a nd so more. Its 275 retailers represent the highest concentration of design fashion retail in the U.S., with the second highest sales-volume in California. The South Coast Plaza is the largest shopping mall in California and the 4th largest in the United States.

The Queen Mary
The Queen Mary14.74km from Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

The RMS Queen Mary is a retired British ocean liner that sailed primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard-White Star Line and was built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland. It is home to a 343-room Art Deco Hotel, where guests relive the excitement of cruising in the style of the 1930's without ever leaving port. Now permanently docked, yet still afloat, the Queen Mary is a must-see attraction which offers a variety of things.

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Orange County
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Third-most populous county in California, the sixth-most populous in the U.S. Although mostly suburban, it is the second-most densely populated county in the state, behind San Francisco County.