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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  • We've taken my in-laws RV a couple of times and camped here for a week. The challenge is securing a camping space as this is done through reservecalifornia.com. You have to do this 6 months in...  more »
  • We hiked the Bommer Ridge trail and drove a few minutes to get lunch at Beachcomber. We were dropped off while my husband parked the car. There was a 2.5-hour wait at the restaurant and wished that...  more »
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