Welcome to Crystal Cove State Park

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On Saturday, September 20 volunteers scoured beaches and inland waterways, picking up trash and debris at over 850 sites in 55 of California's 58 counties, gathering hundreds of tons of trash during the 30th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day.  With 75% of the cleanup sites reporting, the statewide count stands at 54,124 volunteers.  Those volunteers picked up 576,571 pounds of trash and an additional 109,494 pounds of recyclable materials, for a total of686,065 pounds or 343 tons. The award for the most unusual item goes to a polar bear costume found in Ventura County!  At Crystal Cove State Park 364 volunteers cleaned approximately 2 miles of beach and collected 567 pounds of trash. Thank you to everyone who helped on that day to “keep our beaches clean.”

Crystal Cove State Park has 3.2 miles of beach and 2,400 acres of undeveloped woodland, which is popular for hiking and horseback riding. The offshore waters are designated as an underwater park. Crystal Cove is used by mountain bikers inland and scuba divers underwater. The beach is popular with swimmers and surfers. Visitors can explore tide pools and sandy coves.

To read and learn more about Coastal Cleanup Day, please click on the image above.


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Here at Crystal Cove State Park, we have instituted a new, exciting way to go on a Geology Tour.
Very soon you will see QR codes on signposts throughout the park for you to scan with your QR Reader. 

To go for a test drive with the new QR system, click here.




General Contact Information

Mailing Address: 8471 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Ranger Station: 949-494-3539 (For general park information and to speak to a park supervisor.)
Interpretive line: 949-497-7647 (For field trips, volunteer information and public programs)
Email addresses: Interpreter Naturalist (Field Trips, Public Programs, Volunteer Opportunities)

 Special Events/film permits

Crystal Cove State Park Cottage Reservations as well as all campground reservations: click here or phone
800-444-7275
For up to date tide information, click here.

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Crystal Cove Beach. April 19.06 027

Crystal Cove Backcountry
miles of trails for your hiking pleasure

Photo credits  ©Janette Heartwood; slideshow-Greg May