Renting one of the restored cottages along the beach, part of the Crystal Cove Historic District, is like taking a step back in time. Offering gorgeous ocean views and charming historic details, you’ll get a glimpse of a unique Southern California beach colony from a bygone era. You have your choice of eleven individual, or three dorm-style cottages, located either on a bluff top overlooking the ocean or directly on the beach itself.
Crystal Cove’s stunning beaches and bluffs have been captured in American films, by American Impressionist painters and in the photo albums of countless day-trippers and vacationers who have enjoyed this spot over the past 150 years.
Crystal Cove State Park, with its 3.2 miles of beaches and 2,400 acres of undeveloped woodlands, is ideal for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Also explore tidepools and sandy coves while watching the brilliant colors of a Southern California sunset. www.crystalcovestatepark.com OCTA bus route 1