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Crystal Cove State Park is a large California state beach with over three miles of waterfront. This park, which straddles the city border of Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, has several different beach access points and separately named beaches (see the list of beaches below). At lower tides these beaches can be combined into one long beach walking route, but at high tide it is best to access each one individually. When the tide is out, there are tide pools to discover at each of the rocky points of this state beach. On the bluff above the beaches are paved pathways that allow visitors to walk from beach to beach at any tide. Inland this park has an extensive network of hiking and mountain biking trails that lead to vista points and backcountry tent camping areas.

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At the center of the park shoreline is the Crystal Cove Historic District where there is a restaurant and bar, The Beachcomber Cafe and Bootlegger Bar. Behind the beach at this location there are refurbished old cottages that the state parks department rents out to the public. Reservations are required and it can take a year to get one.

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Here is a map and a list of the six different beaches at Crystal Cove State Park.

Beaches on this map

Other locations on this map

  • El Moro Park Entrance

  • Reef Point Park Entrance

  • Los Trancos Historic District Parking Lot

  • Pelican Point Park Entrance

  • Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails