Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park is one of Orange County’s largest remaining examples of open space and natural seashore. It features 3.2 miles of beach, 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness and an offshore underwater area.
Back in the 30’s, Hollywood movie directors discovered Crystal Cove—at the time, just a bit of undeveloped beach between Newport and Laguna. It was the perfect South Seas movie set due to its seclusion and tropical aura.
Now, Crystal Cove State Park is a popular vacation destination perfect for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. The offshore waters are designated as an underwater park, where scuba divers love to venture. When you go, make a reservation to stay in the newly restored Crystal Cove Beach Cottages.