Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove is one of the most beautiful sceneries I’ve had the pleasure to see in SoCal, and definitely worth going either if you are a visitor or a local.
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Crystal Cove State Park is located off PCH in Newport Beach, CA and features 3.2 miles of coastline and cliffs.
The park is open daily from 6 AM to Sunset. Parking costs $15 for a full day of use – Annual Passes available for California residents.
"Crystal Cove is a designated underwater park with several areas to explore. Check the tide charts and visit at low tide for better viewing."
Hiking: Crystal Cove offers inland and coastal hiking options – 15 miles of trails inland and 2.5 miles of paved trails overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Wildlife: Crystal Cove State Park has 180 different species of birds that can be observed year round. Tide Pools: Crystal Cove is a designated underwater park with several areas to explore. Check the tide charts and visit at low tide for better viewing. Beach: Swimming, surfing, kayaking and diving zones are separate from each other, make sure to check if you are in the proper place for each activity. Camping: 57 Sites with ocean views and 3 more camping areas inland. Historic District: Counts with 46 vintage rustic coastal cottages originally built in the 1930’s; 21 of these cottages are available for overnight renting. The area has been restored by California State Parks and the Crystal Cove Alliance. Every Holiday season there’s a Christmas tree set up right on the beach and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, tradition that completed 20 years in 2016. Beachcomber Café: Located in the Historic District, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with amazing ocean views. For more info on how you can help to protect Crystal Cove please check: www.crystalcovealliance.org With Love, Bella