Crystal Cove, Laguna Beach

4.6
#1 of 16 in Outdoors in Laguna Beach
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. To find out how to plan a trip to Laguna Beach, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • 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 »
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