Looking for a scenic beach workout walk? Then head to Crystal Cove. We got there at 8 am and there were few early birds out for a walk/run. We headed south and ran into a mysterious group of abandoned cottages - something out of The Hunger Games movies. What we didn't know was we were heading into the original Crystal Cove area. Charming and filled with history it was a great stop on our walk. The Beachcomber Cafe was busy! We walked thru the historic Crystal Cove area and learned about its fascinating history. The beach changes from sandy areas to moonscapes. We met a few crabs along the way. Don't miss it - beautiful and peaceful before 9 am!