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Crystal Cove State Park

8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Beaches
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Edmonds, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beaches was filmed here. The beach is quite accessible and there is a shuttle bus available to take you down the hill. don't forget to make a reservation and eat at the restaurant, or at least have a drink at the bar. It is crazy crowded but fun! The food is pretty good also-went for brunch on a Sunday; great... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Adorable beach and vacation spot. Beachcombers on site is great too. Surf is calm and not dangerous.

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Orange County, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited the historic part of the state park. Loved the sea life discovered in the tidal pools. Almost even more fascinating are the campy (and rentable) cabana huts dotting the trail surrounding the beach. They are like a fun page out of time. One parks across the highway, in the Los Trancos area, loads onto the trolley, (there's even... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I'm a frequent visitor to Laguna, but had never gone to Crystal Cove until a few years ago. Terrific beach for swimming, and best of all it goes on for miles. Suggest taking a run or hike on the upper part of the park - excellent running paths the whole way with great ocean views. Not sure how to get... More

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Newport Beach, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a great natural playground this is. The beaches and tide pools are beautiful, there are tons of trails, and good eating. If you want to do a good hike and get some tips on what to do and where to eat, check out my step-by-step hike directions. http://theoutsidelife.com/hikes/crystal-cove-state-park-ocean-view-hike/ The hike is a decent workout with great views. A good... More

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just returned from a week camping in our trailer here...our 7th time. All the spots have an ocean view and the upper rows have water and power hook ups. Staff and volunteers are top notch and even dealing with the typical idiots that come out during summer holidays, they handled everything with a smile. The back country trails are terrific... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Its what you would expect in a park, picnic tables, dirt walking paths, but it does lead to the beach and is adjacent to Crystal Cove Historic district which includes a great bar & restaurant, literally on the beach! The Crystal Cove cottages are fun to walk around and there is a cute gift shop..travel up the stairs to the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful from the top of the hillside and on the beach. Very nice untouched beach. There is another shore line to put some distance in between yourself and other beach goers. Great alternative to the super packed main beach.

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Glendora, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great beach to take a 3 mile stroll on. Heading south you have a cliff on the left and the ocean on the right. Nice views.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We walked from the parking lot to the bluffs, down the beach to the Beachcomber area. A large part of the park is fenced off from hikers to preserve the natural habitat. Therefore, what you see is limited. The beach itself had large deposits of kelp that were infested with flies that buzzed around when you walked past, even when... More

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