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Crystal Cove State Park

8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-494-3539
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors

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Laguna Niguel, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This beach is great for hiking, walking, and relaxation. It's quite a trek down to the sand, but well worth it.

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Nanaimo , B.C. Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a very special beach with amazing sunsets. There are great trails or just walk along the beach. Also some tide pools & birds can be found there.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The trails were closed due to rainy days a couple days ago which was a big disappointment for us. However we went on to the beach and took a long walk which was worth the parking.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A really special place a bit north ogre town, with great hiking trails and a pristine beach for strolling, jogging or walking. Some cool tidepools. I thought parking was pricey.

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Laguna Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yes, it's a National park but I'm reluctant to expose the secrets of this beautiful beach. Visiting here in October was a special treat since the weather was mild with temperatures in the eighties. My grandchildren had a great run along the uncrowded beach and walked freely over the stones in the tide pools. Flashback to the 1950's and it... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are visiting the Laguna Beach/Newport Beach area and want to visit a beach less travelled, then you don't want to miss Crystal Cove State Beach. It is a beautiful white sandy beach with dramatic cliffs on one side and then of course the Pacific Ocean on the other. For easier access park at the south entrance and ride... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A nice State Park with a nice beach and facilities. Lots of hiking trails for those inclined and lots of sandy beach with a few rocky areas.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

What a certifiable treat. Sit on the patio and enjoy the views of Crystal Cove. Best breakfast in the area. Way too much to finish, yet priced reasonably. The walk from the parking lot takes 10 minutes (careful: hills!) but beats waiting for the ever disappearing shuttle bus. A "must do" if visiting Newport Beach or Laguna Beach.

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washington, DC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Whales spouted as we walked along the beach and the sun set in dramatic display. Great example of ocean conservation at work -- the developers were stopped and the public gets to enjoy this wonderful spot forever (I hope).

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Redlands, California, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Crystal Cove is a state park that offers not only lovely, but usually uncrowded beaches. The Beachcomber Restaurant which is part of the park, is right on the beach, literally. The food here is good, and the setting is relaxed. Quaint cottages frame the beach. These are available for rent, but I've never been so lucky...yet. Classic California chill, what... More 

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