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Fringed by three miles of golden sand, Bolsa Chica State Beach offers a taste of life in sun-drenched Southern California. The beach is beautiful at any time of the year, with sunseekers flocking to bask on the sand, take a dip in the Pacific Ocean or "hang ten" on a surfboard. Venture further afield and you have Orange County at your fingertips — explore postcard-perfect beach towns, peer into colorful tide pools, and snap selfies with your favorite characters at world-famous theme parks.

Planning a camping trip in the Golden State? At just 30 miles from the City of Angels, Bolsa Chica State Beach offers a unique chance to camp in an RV near Los Angeles. Browse the available RV rentals in Orange County, including urban hubs such Santa Ana, Irvine, and Huntington Beach. From compact campers to fully serviced big rigs, you'll find RV rentals for every occasion.

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Getting Outdoors

Patrolled by lifeguards throughout the year, Bolsa Chica State Beach is a fantastic place to cool off in the Pacific Ocean. Alternatively, sign up for a surf lesson and try your luck on the beginner-friendly waves. If you don't want to get your feet wet, simply claim a patch of sand and soak up the SoCal sunshine or challenge your camping crew to a game of beach volleyball.

Featuring educational exhibits and interpretative displays, the Bolsa Chica State Beach Visitor Center offers an overview of the unique marine ecosystem. Shallow water and gentle swell make Bolsa Chica State Beach a favorite with anglers. In the summer, Bolsa Chica is a spawning ground for California grunion. Be sure to pick up a fishing permit before you start collecting. At the southern end of the beach, the tidal inlet channel is a hot spot for surf fishing.

Hungry? Bolsa Chica State Beach offers four gourmet concession stands serving delicious Californian cuisine. SeaSalt Beachside Burger is a local favorite, luring beachgoers with fully loaded artisan burgers and an excellent craft beer list. For a change from your usual camping routine, splurge on a champagne brunch at SeaLegs at the Beach, or dig in to acai bowls and organic coffee at Pacific Kitchen.

Camping at Bolsa Chica State Beach

Occupying a prime stretch of oceanfront real estate, the Bolsa Chica State Beach campground means you can fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves and wake up to a fresh Pacific Ocean breeze. The campground is open year-round and offers more than 50 campsites for self-contained RV rentals, all with electric and water hookups. Premium sites are always in demand and treat you to stunning ocean views and direct access to the sand. Picnic tables and grills make it easy to enjoy your meals outdoors. After sunset, stroll down to the beach and claim one of the 200 fire rings — don't forget to bring wood and s'mores ingredients.

Like most state park RV campgrounds, Bolsa Chica State Beach offers access to modern bathroom blocks with flush toilets and showers. There's also a pump-out station for RV rentals as well as laundry facilities. The Bolsa Chica State Beach campground can accommodate RV rentals of up to 40 feet long and welcomes up to eight people per site. Pets are permitted; just be sure to keep your dog leashed and bring them indoors overnight. Kids love the year-round educational programs held at the Campground Amphitheater.

Exploring the Area

At just 20 miles from Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Bolsa Chica State Beach is a fantastic base for visiting The Happiest Place on Earth. If you're all about Minions, Jurassic Park, and Harry Potter, don't miss Universal Studios Hollywood. Bolsa Chica also puts you within striking distance of Los Angeles, where you can find your favorite stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, check out the Griffith Observatory, and stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

Can't get enough of the coastal scenery? When motorhome camping at Bolsa Chica State Beach, you're a short drive from San Clemente, a picturesque corner of California known for its soft sand, rocky bluffs, and Spanish Colonial-style architecture. Crystal Cove State Park is another gem, luring beach lovers with a three-mile stretch of sand and pristine natural seashore. Don't miss the Historic District, a federally listed neighborhood dotted with dozens of rustic coastal cottages dating to the 1930s and '40s.

For gas stations, grocery stores, and other supplies, drive 30 minutes north to Long Beach. It's worth dedicating a few hours to exploring the laid-back coastal city, which features big-ticket attractions like Aquarium of the Pacific, RMS Queen Mary, and Knott’s Berry Farm. Long Beach is also a great hub if you're looking to rent a camper near Bolsa Chica State Beach. A short stroll from the Bolsa Chica campground, the local provision shop is a one-stop destination for gourmet groceries, local craft beer, and homemade comfort food.

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