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This is such a special place to visit! Starting with the short bus ride from the parking lot to the beach, this park is worth at least half a day to visit. You can walk around the cottages, and spend time on the beach. There...More
The parking fee is $15 -and they do not take American Express. Parking isn’t too bad in the lots. The walk down to the beach is for fairly healthy and nimble people. Go to the bathroom before you hike down as there are no bathrooms...More
A wonderful park and beach for the family, all ages, to spend your day! The entrance shack staff are friendly and helpful (we suggest follow the rules for your visit), it's a beautiful well-cared for park whether you are hiking, bike riding, sunning, swimming, staying...More
If you are staying in Southern California, you must see Crystal Cove. It's large with hiking options, including long beach walks. The water is great for swimming, though waves can be high. There are lots of spots to swim along the very good size beach....More
Nice place to walk around and enjoy the ocean. Very scenic and mesmerizing as you watch the waves roll in. Not hard to get to and doesn't get very crowded. Of course any beach on the Pacific is nice ;-))
I've been a California resident since 2006 and I just visited in August to Crystal Cove. It's my favorite beach so far. The sand is very nice, the state park beach is not crowded and it's clean.
It is crowded by the cottages but just...More
I always keep my eyes open for non-campers who shouldn't be walking along the campsites that we stay in, and we never saw anyone walking that didn't look like a fellow camper. Everyone said hello and or looked at you face to... More
I always keep my eyes open for non-campers who shouldn't be walking along the campsites that we stay in, and we never saw anyone walking that didn't look like a fellow camper. Everyone said hello and or looked at you face to face and nodded hello. I also never noticed anyone hanging out in the lower picnic areas that looked unusual or sketchy. Having the ranger station check-in booth just above the electric sites also makes it a little more secure during the day. I never noticed anything unusual at night, except a coyote yipping loudly through the campground. Keep you pets inside and your trash up.
Not sure if you got the answer you're looking for, but the hike-in to the campsite, from the beach area is about five to ten minutes. The campsites are up on the bluffs looking over the beach and pacific coast highway, so... More
Not sure if you got the answer you're looking for, but the hike-in to the campsite, from the beach area is about five to ten minutes. The campsites are up on the bluffs looking over the beach and pacific coast highway, so there is a steep walk up the paved road to the top. One of those walks that gets your heart pumping