Contact Number

  • (949) 494-3539

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

  • Day Use - 06:00 AM to Sunset
    Historic District - 06:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Park Activities

Dogs allowed on paved areas only. Except for service animals, dogs not allowed on the beach or in the backcountry. Dogs are not allowed in Deer Canyon, Lower Moro, and Upper Moro Campgrounds.
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding

Park Facilities

Up to 38 feet (campsites 3-29)
Up to 25 feet (campsites 32-60)
Environmental Campsites
Family Campsites
Primitive Camping
RV Sites w/Hookups
RV Dump Station
RV Access
Food Service
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible

Park Directions

Get directions through Google Maps

The park is located off Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach.

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Crystal Cove State Park Interpretive Website

Crystal Cove Sign

Crystal Cove State Park's rolling surf, sandy beaches, tidepools, gently sloping hills, and deeply wooded canyons and ridges provide a delightful contrast to its urban surroundings.  Located off busy Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove is one of Orange County's largest remaining examples of open space and natural seashore.

The park's Mediterranean climate is characterized by moist, foggy summer mornings, with the fog burning off by midmorning to bring warm, sunny days and cool evenings.  Crystal Cove State Park has 3.2 miles of beach, 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness, which is popular for outdoor enthusiasts and an offshore underwater area. Crystal Cove is used by mountain bikers inland and scuba and skin divers underwater. The beach is popular with swimmers and surfers. Visitors can explore tidepools and sandy coves. Crystal Cove offers sand and surf, rocky reefs, ridges and canyons - plus recreational opportunities - that appeal to everybody. State Park staff and docents conduct interpretive programs year-round including guided hikes, tidepool walks, and geology talks.

Hiker on trail

The great expanse upland, north and east of the Pacific Coast Highway is enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians who can follow hillside and canyon trails to primitive campsites that allow visitors to feel they are "away from it all," despite being near one of the greatest population centers in the United States.

Education Commons

The Crystal Cove Historic District is a 12.3-acre coastal portion of the 2,791-acre Crystal Cove State Park. The federally listed Historic District is an enclave of 46 vintage rustic coastal cottages originally built as a seaside colony in the 1930’s & ‘40’s and nestled around the mouth of Los Trancos Creek. It is one of the last remaining examples of early 20th century Southern California coastal development.

California State Parks and the Crystal Cove Conservancy have completed Phases I and II of restoration in the Historic District, which provide cottages for visitor services, educational and community programs, a restaurant, and 21 cottages for overnight use by the public. For more information on how you can get involved with protecting this treasured "Oasis in Time" please contact Crystal Cove Conservancy

Cottages available for overnight rental include studios, one- and two-bedroom houses, and hostel-style dormitories. Prices for overnight rentals have been kept as low as possible to provide this fabulous beach experience to as many Californians as possible.  For more information about overnight cottage rentals see  The cottages opened for overnight lodging in June 2006. Reservations for stays up to six months in advance are obtained through

Also available in the Historic District is the Beachcomber Café, a restored beachfront cottage, offering a relaxed dining atmosphere with spectacular ocean views and a quality menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  For more information see

Additional Visitor Services
  • Crystal Cove Management Company (Camp Store, Food Services)
  • Crystal Cove Management Company (Historic District lodging, restaurants & catering)
  • LUV-2-CAMP, LLC (Camp Trailer Rentals in Moro Campground)
  • The Holidays Delivered (833) 268-8956 - (Camp Trailer Rentals)


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arial beach view

Location - Directions

The park is located off Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach.