Crystal Cove State Park

Type: Beaches, Great Views, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, Water Sports

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Best Attractions & Activities: Outdoor enthusiasts of all inclinations clamor to this beautiful park, which offers not only a wide variety of landscapes for physical activity but a selection of lookout points for sightseeing as well. Several thousand acres of terrain accommodate visitors on foot, horseback, and bikes, and 3½ miles of coastline proves eminently pleasurable to folks who want to swim, scuba dive, surf, and look for marine life in the tide pools. There are cottages for rent along the beach but competition is fierce and only a little less so for sunset reservations at The Beachcomber Cafe located on the sand. For a casual meal, Ruby's Shake Shack is at the top of the bluff at the end of a long flight of stairs.

Outdoor Activities, On the Water: Outdoor enthusiasts of all inclinations clamor to this beautiful park, which offers not only a wide variety of landscapes for physical activity but a selection of lookout points for sightseeing as well. Several thousand acres of terrain accommodate visitors on foot, horseback, and bikes, and 3½ miles of coastline proves eminently pleasurable to folks who want to swim, scuba dive, surf, and more. In fact, a portion of the park extends beneath the water, encompassing it in its bounds. Dogs are not permitted, and park accessibility depends on the weather, so call ahead.


Address

8471 N Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Map / Directions
949-494-3539


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Expert Tips by Kristi Marcelle

Orange County Local Expert

Best Attractions & Activities: "Parking is across the street but if you're carrying a lot of gear use the drop-off area near the beach."

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Crystal Cove State Park has history, beautiful views, a restaurant on the sand and the tide pools are full of exciting creatures.

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