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8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to be looking for a short hike along the beach and somebody suggested this place. I expected to see the house from the movie Beaches, but did not expect to see a group of small cottages that have been kept from being torn...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank apilgriminprogress
Reviewed 1 week ago

best beach but no dogs allowed which is sad the views and surf are amazing how fun it would be to go for a run with your dog

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 537reneeb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here many times at different times of the day. Nice walk to the beach via a path with a tunnel covered in art done to celebrate earth day. Also......nice restaurant on the beach too!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jrmtesuque
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for a 2 hour walk along the beach. It is clean, quiet and connected with nature. I took nice pictures. I started at entrance where beachcomber restaurant is, up to the last beach. Must do, free activity ! Very nice !

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AnneMarie514
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for the hiking trails that ultimately led to the beautiful beach. There are some bathrooms but only on the other side of Pacific Coast Highway before the viaduct. Be prepared to pay to park at a machine near the visitor center, $10...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach and park is a good place to exercise and jog either on path or beach. It had easy access to restrooms. Also good for after run quiet time and listen to waves. Not many people in am either and plenty of parking

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank charles n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lived in California & never knew this place existed! Apart from the great restuarant on the beach there are cottages to rent as well The beach is fabulous for a walk or to look at the tidepools at low tide. There lots of little...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank DeniseLock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by Crystal Cove SP in 2018, liked what we saw, and booked a spot for March 2019. It did not turn out to be quite the great experience we expected. Unlike other stops at state parks in Arizona and California, this park was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank wc9828
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is soooo much more than a beach, it's an experience in a state park. You have to trek down to the beach and enjoy all the coastal plant life, tide pools, amazing cliffs, and one of the best places to watch a sunset...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank RoamTribeOfficial
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love this beach and come here every year when we visit from AZ. The rocks are great to explore with kids to see the crabs, anemones and other critters. They always have some really cool shells and rocks to find on the beach. BEWARE:...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris B
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April 12, 2019|
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Response from wc9828 | Reviewed this property |
We did not check out the primitive campsites as they are a 3-4 mile hike from where you would park your car.
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April 17, 2018|
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Response from munkyby | Reviewed this property |
I always keep my eyes open for non-campers who shouldn't be walking along the campsites that we stay in, and we never saw anyone walking that didn't look like a fellow camper. Everyone said hello and or looked at you face to... More
March 19, 2018|
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Response from munkyby | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you got the answer you're looking for, but the hike-in to the campsite, from the beach area is about five to ten minutes. The campsites are up on the bluffs looking over the beach and pacific coast highway, so... More