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Crystal Cove State Park

8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-494-3539
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Ranked #3 of 24 Attractions in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Beaches
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We took a shuttle from our resort to the entrance and was pleasantly surprised by the tiny beach community that had restaurants, a museum, hotels, and public bathrooms. It is under going a 5.7 million dollar renovation to fix the old cottages. The beach was nice but be forewarned, the water is cold! I still got in with much prodding... More

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West Molesey, null, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Beachcomber Restaurant was great. It has a very nice outside dining area overlooking the beach. You have to take a shuttle bus to the beach from the Los Trancos car park, costs $1 each way.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It was fun to see the historic cottages, but even more enjoyable is the beach away from the main area. Worth the added walking to get away from the crowds.

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San Diego
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The sites are level and spacious with great view of the beach, nature trails & tide pools. The beach is very natural without crowds. However beach access is a long walk ride, in fact even with bikes it was hard on me. I recommend an extra car or golf cart, since there are no shuttles down to the beach. Also,... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Great beach for you sun lovers. Been there many times. Bring your on goodies however. Great spot for a lazy day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

The place is amazing if could only be clean out... So u don't get flies all over you when walking around the beach...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Well, it wasn't exactly deserted and we were there during the week, but this beach was one of our favorites coming down the coast of CA. We found a spot just to ourselves and enjoyed a relaxing time. There were showers and bathrooms and the Reef Point spot (south end of the beach) with foot sprayers as well. Lovely area... More

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Kansas city
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Bring your own everything. There isn't any shops or rentals to buy anything. Beautiful scenery. Laguna beach is just down road & much more to do.

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Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!. It's a day like no other, take a walk from one end of the beach to the other - it's 3.2 miles of pure paradise and solid sand! It's secluded and so beautiful, no cars, no traffic to be seen. Bathrooms available, 1 restaurant, 1 fast food (Ruby's) up on the hill above the beach by the cottages.... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Plan to spend the day here, beautiful beach, dining, cottages, tide pools and walking paths. Make a reservation to dine or just drop by for a drink at Beachcombers. The historic cottages are are something to see! Be prepared to make the hike from parking lot down to beach. Bring money for parking and food or pack a picnic. Make... More

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