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8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank A C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Stroller_Snob
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

2  Thank DaveK063
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to pay for parking across PCH. Otherwise, a very nice beach to spend a day with family. Restaurant on site which is excellent.

Thank John_in_LB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 ;-))

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking and just a wonderful beach to enjoy your stay at Laguna Beach. We enjoyed this clean beach, just a beautiful beach, enjoy it.

Thank Love2TravelSoYnot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

3  Thank Mako159
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the beach, the location, the waves. Very nice and shuttle from parking lot to the beach. Walking is also made easy via the shortcut

1  Thank ehabr1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy long walks with the Frenchie and friends along the top of the cliffs. Fantastic views, places to stop and sit, gorgeous flora and fauna.

Thank creatingjoy
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Katie P
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Response from Dave A | Reviewed this property |
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
19 March 2018|
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Response from Dave A | Reviewed this property |
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
21 February 2018|
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Response from Aiptasia | Reviewed this property |
Please confirm with a state park ranger, but there are picnic spaces on the cliff areas over the beach. I believe they do allow for a small propane grill but please confirm with the park staff.