Cove State Park has 3.5 miles of beach and 2,000 acres of undeveloped
woodland, which is popular for hiking and horseback riding. The
waters are designated as an underwater park. 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.
There is no beach
camping. After you park your car in El Moro lot, you must hike
inland about three miles, mostly uphill. The trail is strenuous
at times and is in the opposite direction from the beach. Some
people report that it takes two hours to reach the campgrounds,
one way, while others report six hours. You must pack everything
in, including water. A picnic table and a pit toilet are available.
The nearest telephone is in the El Moro Parking lot. No dogs,
alcohol, or fires.
Need a Crystal Cove
Reservations for Crystal Cove available at:
Cove State Park Reservations
Crystal Cove State Park is located off the PCH - Pacific Coast
Highway (HWY 1)between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach.
Crystal Cove State Park
Laguna Beach CA 92651
Cove State Park:
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San Onofre State Beach
(Few miles south in Northern San Diego County)
Crystal Cove State Park:
Beach CA Hotels (few miles North of Crystal