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Newport Coast/Crystal Cove

Crystal Cove State Park

Overview

Crystal Cove State Park / Crystal Cove State Beach, located in Newport Beach, California, is best known for its rustic setting that stands in contrast to pristine, new homes and immaculate greens of the Pelican Hills Golf Club overlooking this wilderness oasis. Three beach areas below the bluffs include Reef Point (with access to two coves), Pelican Point (a 3.25-mile trail) and Los Trancos which offers access to a historic district of 1930s-style houses. Just off shore of Crystal Cove Beach is a 1,140 acre underwater park for snorkelers and scuba divers. On the southern edge of the park is El Moro, a 2,200-acre chaparral canyon with 18 miles of hiking, biking and horse trails.

Crystal Cove State Park and the undeveloped woodland features rustic, overnight campsites. Camp areas: Loop 1 & Loop 2 are accessible only by foot. All vehicles must be left at the park office! No pets are allowed and all sites are a 3-mile hike from parking lot. (Source: www.beachcalifornia.com)

Reviews
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My husband and I loved the natural beauty of Crystal Cove State Park. The park has about 3 miles of beaches and tide pools. They have lifeguards at Crystal... More

This is to the state, and all the ignorant tourist kooks. Crystal Cove, The Beachcomber, El Moro, all of it used to be trash free and locals only. El Moro... More

Located in Orange County, the Crystal Cove Park has a handful of trails that are probably of at least medium-hard level. We did an approximately 3+ mile... More