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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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Ranked #5 of 40 Activities in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I think this is one of my favorite California beaches. Water was considerable warmer than the rest for this time of year

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A great place to go for a walk and check out tide pools with the kids. We have been a few times and love this park. We enjoy the Pelicans and shorebirds and have seen Dolphins. The beach is beautiful!

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Laguna Beach, CA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Always a great place to go to take a nice walk along the water, plus the Beachcomber Restaurant is great for breakfast.

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Carlsbad, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I like everything about it. the beach is gorgeous, the old cottages are nostalgic and Ruby's shakes above the beach are yummy!

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California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
19 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

over the holidays I brought my family to Crystal Cove State Park. We took a long beach walk on got some great pictures of the coast. We have already eaten lunch but there's a cute little restaurant down there very close to the shore. You can spend the entire day there hiking and the parking is very convenient.

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Edmonton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beaches hose is neat to see. Beautiful beach dotted with colourful houses. Ate a snack at Beachcombers and was overpriced.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very nice campground, we camped here in a 5th wheel. Clean restrooms and showers. Lovely views, walk to the beach. This is expensive as are all of the California state parks, we prefer the price for the county and national parks but for a few day hotel prices are ok! Also you have to pay for showers as well!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Spent a full day here back in Sept. 2014 - it is one of the most beautiful & scenic beaches in the world, I think, however the waves & undercurrent can be quite dangerous, especially considering that there are no lifeguards on duty. But it's definitely wild and wonderful, for sure. Make sure to bring snacks, chairs, umbrellas, etc. as... More 

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Chicago
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137 reviews 137 reviews
19 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a great place to take long walks either along the long stretches of scenic beaches or on the walkways near the beaches and through the native brush. Has a very popular restaurant (Beachcomber) and a few rental cabins which tends to concentrate people, but they thin out quickly as you wander away from this area. Very enjoyable scenic... More 

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Big Bear Region, California
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26 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We LOVE Crystal Cove. It is like stepping back in time. We are so glad this little gem has been preserved. Be sure to go into the visitors center and hear the history and preservation story of this great little spot.

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