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Crystal Cove State Park

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Address: 8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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My favorite local beach

This is a beautiful stretch of coastline. There is a tram from the parking lot across the street, but the walk is scenic. Even if you take the tram, there is a bit of a walk to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful stretch of coastline. There is a tram from the parking lot across the street, but the walk is scenic. Even if you take the tram, there is a bit of a walk to the beach if you are carrying a lot of beach gear. The restaurant is excellent, and you are given a beeper so that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Inspired by the whale and two dolphins we saw! Enter at the historic area to check out the cabins and walk that section of the beach. We brought lunch and ate on the beach while looking at the beautiful waves.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to walk the beach and relax. Beach combing is strictly forbidden as it is a state park. Enjoy the walk, but don't touch anything.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best beach if you want to get away from the crowds. A blast from the past with all the restored beach cottages. Restaurant is busy and sometimes a wait for a table, but it hardly matters as you just grab a beeper, take your shoes off and still on the sand. Check it out, you won't be... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sit outside.the crashing sadness are a great setting go any casual background.breakfast is the best menus of the day.their French toast it's killer! I like doing in the gift shop to browse the wonderful plein aire framed originals...Will definitely buy one at some point.the restored state bungalows are charming and for out of towners, a great get away for a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Crystal Cove State Park today. This was our first visit to this park and our first experience with the California state parks system. The coastline is stunning and we enjoyed the beaches and learning about the historic beach district. The rude park staff, however, were unwelcoming and made us wonder if this park really wants... More 

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so beautiful that it almost looks fake! A definite must see if you are in the area! Park on the beach side park and walk/run from there. It's gorgeous! Go north and stop at Ruby's Shake Shack for a snack.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk along the beach or just enjoy the beach life at the state park, you can have a great meal at the beachcomber restaurant or bring your own picnic. There are some great little walks along the beach, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met a lady on the shuttle from LAX who invited us down there by chance and we're glad we went. It's a lovely beach that you can stoll along with some nice rock pools and rock formations, not the mention the historic beach houses that have been used in movies and that can be rented (if you're quick or... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crystal Cove State Park is located along the coast between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. You can walk along the trails on the cliffs or walk down to the beach. There are lots of scenic views along the way. There are parking lots and restrooms at the entrance points. There is an admission cost depending on how long you want... More 

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