Take in the unspoiled natural beauty of southern California's coastline at Crystal Cove. The 1,592 ha (3,936 ac) park offers 5.1 km (3.2 mi) of clean beaches and tide pools, as well as a 566 ha (1,400 ac) marine conservation area and bluffs and canyons throughout. Take a shuttle from the parking lot along the highway to avoid the strenuous walk down to the shore. The surf is gentle and ideal for swimming, boogey boarding, and searching for shells and sea creatures. Visit the restored cottages in the Crystal Cove Historic District to see where people first settled before southern California had its population boom. If you plan in advance, these quaint cottages can be rented out quite affordably. Plan a trip to Laguna Beach easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
Tours To Crystal Cove
Orange County Art Tour: Laguna Beach BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $80
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Crystal Cove Reviews
I only went in the portion of the park that is beside the ocean. You can walk on top of the hills with beautiful views of the ocean or you can also go down on the beach if you want to walk in the... more »
We love going to Crystal Cove. Yesterday we drove there to have a picnic and a hike. Our time on the beach was so enjoyable that we never did hike. The tides were especially low so we were able to.... more »
Plan your trip to Laguna Beach
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Laguna Beach
Side trips from Laguna Beach
Hidden gems in Laguna Beach
Kid-friendly things to do in Laguna Beach
Nearby attractions in Laguna Beach
See all ›
Plans to Crystal Cove by other users
5 days in Newport Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Costa Mesa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in San Clemente BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, beaches, shopping, hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Rehoboth Beach & Irvine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 57 days in United States & Guam BY A USER FROM JAPAN July, hidden gems Preferences: July Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium