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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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Great and easy hike with amazing Newport Coast views. Such an amazing place with views out to San Clemente Island and up to Palos Verde Peninsula. They... More

For $15 it is all worth it! If you park to the far right as you enter you can go down the smoothest way down and it is about a 3 mile. Easy beautiful walk.... More

Nestled in the midst of opulence along the central Orange County coastline, Crystal Cove State Park is a bit of an anachronism; a natural wild lands and... More