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Crystal Cove State Park

Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA
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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park has multiple parts to it. There is the historic cottage portion which is now run by the state that allows you to rent nights at beach cottages literally on the beach. Then there is a park portion that has riperian wilderness allowing horses, mountain bijers and hiking. It makes for a nice hike when you hike the ridges... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the lodge at Crystal Cove. This was actually our 3rd. Overnight stay at the lodge. Check in is organized and pleasant helpful staff. Very rustic Lodge rooms, clean, no TV. Shower and bathroom across hall. It is a community kitchen, clean and well stocked. Inside seating or beautiful ocean view balcony sitting. There are handicap rooms available... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Went there at to catch a sunset, what a great place. Parking is $15 but well worth it. We entered and parked on the south side, steep walk down to the beach. Very secluded in October, beautiful sunset. Walk north and head towards the end and it is an easy walk up. You walk along the golf course and then... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

You go back in time here; Just the ocean, the sand, the dunes and your imagination are all you and the kids, grandkids need. It's magical. And breakfast at the Beachcomber Café is a must (make a reservation!)

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

I would totally recommend this beach to families. Specifically El Morro Cove. The beach isn't annoying deep, there's a good extend on the waves breaking so the little ones can play without huge under currents, the waves are just big enough for the 8 - 10 year olds not to get bored. It's a decent walk to the cliffs. There... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

the newest of all California parks is just a lovely camping experience. We spent three nights here at Crystal Cove. We love all three nights and wished we could only stay another few weeks. The campground is in excellent shape and the management is excellent including the camp host Roger. The Rangers were the best Rangers that we have run... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This was my first tent camping experience, so keep my inexperience in mind when reading this. I would definitely return to this spot, it is beautiful. I often hike in hills behind the camp ground, which is how I know it and why I suggested it to my dad when we decided to plan a camping trip. Like other reviewers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at crystal cove campground for two nights. Originally were only going to do one night but fell in love! Quick walk to the beach from the campground. A little bit of a steep hill but it wasn't too bad. Beach was nice and quiet at reef point. We pretty much had it to ourselves. Then the campground was... More 

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Orange county, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice views. Parking gets full quickly in the summer. Walk down stairs to get to beach. Fun place to go to with kids. Some hiking is available. Beautiful sunsets always. Nice beach for families. Not recommended for persons not able to walk down stairs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Nice clean state park with beautiful views. Good prices good showers ,clean and has power hook up . This is a great location if you want to explore the south side of LA. The views here are some of the best from any campgrounds in the area. Cool shops within 10 minutes.I really like this place and very good value.

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