Beach: Crystal Cove State Park:
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Crystal Cove is a stretch of coastal cliffs
and a beach front cove sandwiched between Pacific
Coast Highway and the Pacific Ocean just north
of Laguna Beach. It contains a state park with
paved beach parking and an enclave of mobile
homes on the sand. Three beach areas below the
bluffs include Reef Point with access to two
coves, Pelican Point which is a 3.25-mile trail
and Los Trancos which offers access to an historic
district of 1930s style houses. Just off shore
is a 1,140 acre underwater park for snorkelers
and scuba divers.
On the north side of Laguna Beach, at the
end of Crescent Bay Drive between Arch Rock
and Irvine Cove
Free street parking.
6 am to 10 pm.
Lifeguards and rest rooms.
For beach information, contact the South Beaches
Operation Office of Orange County Harbors, Beaches,
and Parks at (714) 834-2400. For Crystal Cove
State Park, call (949) 494-3539 For Laguna Beach
weather and surf conditions, call (949) 494-6573