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Crystal Cove State Park

8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Crystal Cove is a state park. It closes an hour after sunset. Don't be caught and get a ticket. You can take a significant walk to the Beachcomber restaurant from there. Or just enjoy the sunset from one of the outcropping vistas or down at...More

Thank Winziggle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving up the Coast Highway specifically to stop at Crystal Cove State park to stretch our legs and enjoy the Ocean. Compared to other S. Californian beaches it was all a bit of a let down and over-hyped.

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting from Texas and this beach had a good score on the beach score card we found online. There had been a slight rain a couple of days before and we were concerned about water quality. The park rangers assured us that the water was...More

Thank OurAdventureBook
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking on the beach while waiting to get in to The Beachcomber Restaurant located right on the beach. It was a beautiful day and not crowded. The surf was up and the sky was blue.

Thank ppickering
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visitor. I understand the high recommendation and rating this park and hike get. If you hike this trail, it is a steep uphill, but when you get to the top and turn toward the Pacific Coast, your jaw will drop at the sight...More

Thank debbie1776
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beach was ok a lot of sea weed along the shore the day we went. Nice restaurant and tiki bar. Lots of history there.

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time to hike Crystal Cove. The mountain trails were wide for the most part. The inclines varied from mild to fairly steep. The surroundings were just so unbelievably beautiful, from the vistas of the ocean and coastline to those of the...More

Thank pqt4me2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very quiet and beautiful stretch of beach between Corona Del Mar and Laguna Beach. Good for romantic beach walks, work out runs, sun bathing without big crowds . Several beautiful coves.

Thank Don C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the day at Crystal Cove State Park and had a great time. We arrived early in the morning and hiked El Morro Canyon. We took the 5 mile hike that was advertised as difficult. I didn't think it was too bad until we...More

Thank Rowlett9105
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place because its less crowded that other public beaches in the area or in LA county, their is an admission fee of $15 per car which might be the reason. Clean beach, very nice tide pools, you can see wild life all...More

1  Thank nemocali
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1 October 2017|
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Response from Luihana | Reviewed this property |
If you are staying at one of the cottages, there is a loading area close by. Parking itself is further away. Follow the road down from PCH toward the Beachcomber restaurant to get to the turnabout where you can drop off your... More
4 August 2017|
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Response from dsarend | Reviewed this property |
October, you'll have have the warm off shore wind and the crowd will be down.
1 November 2016|
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Response from PalmSpringsReb | Reviewed this property |
I would call their office and ask questions. It would be a fun stay. I don't know how long the wait list is for cottages. When I go there this week, I will try to find out more info.