We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Crystal Cove State Park

8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-494-3539
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$165.00*
and up
Orange County Beaches Helicopter Tour from...
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
About
As featured in 3 Days in Laguna Beach
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
18°
11°
May
20°
13°
Jun
22°
15°
Jul
Contact
8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website
949-494-3539
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Laguna Beach
from US$85.00
More Info
from US$125.00
More Info
from US$85.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (1,072)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"the cottages"
in 52 reviews
"beachcomber restaurant"
in 52 reviews
"shake shack"
in 39 reviews
"tide pools"
in 106 reviews
"el moro"
in 17 reviews
"historic district"
in 15 reviews
"shuttle bus"
in 23 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 28 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 73 reviews
"visitor center"
in 14 reviews
"california beach"
in 14 reviews
"across the street"
in 31 reviews
"ocean view"
in 16 reviews
"orange county"
in 31 reviews
"low tide"
in 21 reviews
"sea life"
in 17 reviews
"rock formations"
in 12 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 1,030 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Crystal Cove State Park has a beautiful beach on the west side of the PCH, and trails for hiking and mountain biking on the east side. Took an energizing walk into the hills, then relaxed with a stroll on the beach. The drought conditions meant...More

Thank SandyRiver
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I visited because we had heard about the accessible cliff walk. (I'm temporarily hobbled by a torn hamstring). The park staff was very helpful. There are at least 3 major parking areas: One for backcountry hiking (I really want to come back...More

1  Thank Gilbert S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever possible, I try to do my exercising outdoors, which is one of the reasons I love business trips to southern CA! This beach is terrific for a very long walk with ample parking at sunset. Although the access fee is $15, when I was...More

Thank Suzanne H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trail was a nice variety of beach and pavement. The high breezes on the beach can make it chilly, so go prepared. The path down to the beach is steep, and once down, there weren't many options for trails to go back up, so...More

Thank JJTraveler727
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband went one late night around 1 am down to crystal cove we loved how peaceful it was we were planning on camping the night there , however something happened that made us leave that same night. It is hard to explain...More

Thank vanessarodriguez8315
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the only undeveloped stretches of coastline in Southern California, Crystal Cove is a great place to spend the afternoon. If you want to spend the night, they also have a bunch of really nice beach houses at the north end of the park....More

Thank d0ndequiera
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an artist colony from the last mid-century. If you’ve seen the movie Beaches with Bette Miller and Barbara Hershey, you have seen Crystal Cove. The sandy beach is wonderful, the tide pools intriguing, and the old artists homes along the cliffs overlooking the...More

Thank David N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a special place. Peaceful and beautiful among the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area. Be sure to walk on the beach away from the main, more populated Crystal Cove accommodation area to experience a beautiful place. Early some winter mornings you may...More

Thank surfotog
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family visits Crystal Cove beach often during the summer, but this time we enjoyed the hiking trails of El Moro Canyon. The trails range from easy to difficult and there are lots of options in between of varying lengths. It's a great hike, but...More

Thank Dan M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wake up your feet with a refreshing cool pacific ocean dip at Crystal Cove. Best place to get there is to park in the paid parking lot $8 and take the shuttle across to the cove for $1.50 per person. Once there a short walk...More

Thank Becky W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 hotels in Laguna Beach
Laguna Brisas Hotel
784 reviews
.14 km away
Seaside Laguna Inn & Suites
155 reviews
.14 km away
Laguna Beach Inn
236 reviews
.24 km away
Surf & Sand Resort
1,871 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Selanne Steak Tavern
232 reviews
.40 km away
Splashes Restaurant
733 reviews
.34 km away
K'ya Bistro
306 reviews
.61 km away
The Rooftop Lounge
412 reviews
.61 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wood's Cove
14 reviews
.23 km away
Moulton Meadows Park
11 reviews
.96 km away
SoCal Snorkeling Tours
5 reviews
.22 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Katie P
17 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
0
Votes
janabythesea
19 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
1
Vote
Aetiger
21 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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.
0
Votes
;