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Crystal Cove State Park

Address: 8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: 949-494-3539
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Type: State Parks, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: State Parks, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities

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Newport Beach, CA
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199 reviews 199 reviews
35 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is the perfect place to spend an afternoon strolling down the beach. It is so gorgeous and peaceful. Although I live locally, whenever I go to Crystal Cove, I feel like I am on vacation.

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Coto de Caza, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A hike down and up, but quiet and more relaxed than other beaches in SoCal. Tidepools, calmer waves, great beach restaurant and shuttle bus for easy parking. Long meandering trails. Not good for people who lack energy unless you do the drop off by the cottages.

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Napa, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was my first time to Crystal Cove and it is incredible. The quaint cabins are reminiscent of the 40's and 50's. You park on the other side of PCH as no cars are allowed, but the shuttle comes frequently. Great spot!

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Olathe, Kansas
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557 reviews 557 reviews
142 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Have been here a number of times - good parking, good views, easy access and a great stop between Newport Beach and San Diego. If you can - please drop in.

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Dublin, Ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We've never been in the area of Crystal Cove when it's been warm enough to swim so all we've done is walk the beach. And we do it several times every time we are in the area. There are a lot of rocks so I don't think it would be the greatest place to swim. The park is a lovely... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

So close to the city but you can hike for hours and never see a building. The loop around the perimeter is 10 miles with plenty of other options to go shorter or longer. Day passes are about $15 or you can buy an annual pass for all state parks for about $180.

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Anchorage
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

All sights have ocean views because the campground slopes upward on the bluff. We drove down to the beach tunnel when we didn't want to hike back up the hill to the campsite. Nice hiking trails, too. All sites are nicely landscaped. Can be noisy if you have noisy neighbors. So we had quiet days and noisy ones. Showers are... More 

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Gympie, Australia
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221 reviews 221 reviews
84 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We saw the beach heading North on the PCH so hung a right at the next lights which brought us to the entry gate. A helpful guy explained the tariff & went off to the machine for us for a $5, 1 hour, entry. We parked up, nothing was open except the restrooms, so we walked under the highway to... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is not to be missed. The 1940's era cottages & related buildings are fascinating. The restaurant is very good, & a wonderful place to watch the sunset. There is a lot of hiking available too, as well the beach. I look forward to going back in the future with family to rent one of the cottages & really get... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We hike a 5 milles loop, half of the way on the beach. The little historic town with old cottages is beautiful and transport you to another world and time-although it is located just less than a miles south of PCH- Great place to spend the day, just eat lunch or for a nice hike. Parking is $15 and shuttle... More 

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