Crystal Cove, Laguna Beach

4.6
#1 of 17 in Outdoors in Laguna Beach
Take in the unspoiled natural beauty of southern California's coastline at Crystal Cove. The 1,592 ha (3,936 ac) park offers 5.1 km (3.2 mi) of clean beaches and tide pools, as well as a 566 ha (1,400 ac) marine conservation area and bluffs and canyons throughout. Take a shuttle from the parking lot along the highway to avoid the strenuous walk down to the shore. The surf is gentle and ideal for swimming, boogey boarding, and searching for shells and sea creatures. Visit the restored cottages in the Crystal Cove Historic District to see where people first settled before southern California had its population boom. If you plan in advance, these quaint cottages can be rented out quite affordably. To find out how to plan a trip to Laguna Beach, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • It was a lovely time walking along the trails. Crystal blue water, which could be seen from afar. We were not permitted to the seashore, because we had an animal tagging along. Yet, from a distance, w...  more »
  • This is a great beach where you can spend fun times with your family and friends. The parking is ok but a bit pricey but the view you have here is amazing. A wonderful spot to be seen and explored.  more »
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