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Explore Crystal Cove State Park
California is known for its miles of picturesque coastline, sunny seaside beaches, and state parks. Hundreds of visitors travel to California each year to experience it all. But, why experience each one individually when you can conquer it in one shot? Crystal Cove State Park has it all; beaches, beautiful coastline and is deemed one of the best state parks in the country. Join us while we explore Crystal Cove State Park.
Located off the Pacific Coast highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove State Park spans 3.2 miles of the Pacific coastline and 2,791 acres of land. Visitors flock to the park to enjoy the miles of hiking and biking trails, the beaches and tide pools, the abundant wildlife and camping in the backcountry. Scuba diving and swimming along the coast is a popular summertime activity as well. The tide pools are a sight to see but since they are a part of nationally protected coastline, there are regulations about visiting them so make sure you check the park’s website for a list of rules and regulations before you visit.
Crystal Cove state park is also home to one of the last seaside colonies in southern California. The Historic District sits on 12.3 coastal acres within the park. It is home to 46 vintage and rustic cottages built back in the 1930’s and 40’s. The cottages on the property can be used for educational and community programs, visitor services and overnight stays. They range from rustic cottages to renovated and more modern cottages but are still protected by the historical society, so no major changes are made without permission.
Visitors can also camp throughout the park. There are 4 campsites for your personal use including primitive sites in the northern backcountry; perfect for sitting under the stars and listening to the sounds of nature, and 3 environmental campgrounds for those going green. Some campsites offer a one of a kind view of the Pacific Coastline and book up fast. You can reserve a campsite by visiting reserveamerica.com or by calling the park office.
Hiking the trails is a popular activity among nature enthusiasts. There are over 18 miles of hiking trails within the park. The lower trails take you hiking through the riparian woodlands while the upper trails include spectacular views of vistas, geological formations and breathtaking views of the ocean.
Getting to the park can be a hassle. Visit the park’s website for details and directions on where to park and how to avoid hefty parking fees.
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