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Crystal Cove State Park

8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-494-3539
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Ranked #4 of 24 attractions in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks, Beaches
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

My wife, two children (10,12) and I stayed one week in our 24' trailer at the camp sites. Camp was clean and terraced to allow views of the beach and hills. Bathrooms and showers (50 cent two minutes) were clean. We drove down to the beach from the sites (approx 1/4 mile hill). Kids loved skateboarding, scootering and bicycling the... More

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Maplewood, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

What a lovely beach and beautiful place to watch the sunset! It was spectacular! We enjoyed walking on the beach and literally watching the sun set on the horizon!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Someone told us about this park. Otherwise, I never would have found it or journeyed to it. We were in San Diego for a conference. We traveled to the park. It is a bit scattered. You kind of have to drive from place-to-place. The staff there is very helpful. This is the perfect place to go if you like to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This state park is absolutely beautiful and well worth the $15 parking fee. Your parking is valid from 6am-sunset. You can go laying on the beach, swim, or hike on any of the trails. The trails over looking the ocean are amazing. Great place to be active and take a dip in the ocean. Check out my blog for a... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

fun for all. plan ahead. Meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner are best reserved. Well worth planning ahead.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is the best place to walk on a trail or the beach. Don't bring your dog because they'll fine you big-time.

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Laguna Beach CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Wide, deep beach for strolls, sunning and sea. It can be a bit of a journey back UP to steps(hence the name...) but well worth it! Bathrooms are always a bit musty/dirty, but there is an outdoor shower to rinse the salt off you skin....awesome beach for skim boarding, snorkeling, surfing and people watching.

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We happened upon Crystal Cove State Park driving from Anaheim to San Diego. If you enjoy beautiful beach views, make the time to visit! We paid $5 to stay for an hour, so we could walk down and explore with the kids. We just relaxed, played in the sand, walked for a short distance along the shore, and were excited... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The perfect place to look and explore tide pools at your own time and pleasure. When you walk down to the beach there was a beautiful lookout point where you could see Catalina Island and the boats going to and fro. But parking was $15 an day, but worth it. One of the places where you can get away from... More

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

What a find. It was very cold for spring break but had fun anyways. Lots to do. Parking is $15, but there are 3 different parking areas and your parking pass allows you in and out privileges all day to any parking lot. This came in handy for us. We first hit reef point parking area, great trails with views... More

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