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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
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 !
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 face and nodded hello. I also never noticed anyone hanging out in the lower picnic areas that looked unusual or sketchy. Having the ranger station check-in booth just above the electric sites also makes it a little more secure during the day. I never noticed anything unusual at night, except a coyote yipping loudly through the campground. Keep you pets inside and your trash up.
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
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 there is a steep walk up the paved road to the top. One of those walks that gets your heart pumping