Archive for July, 2014

Fourth of July Fun

Jul 1, 2014

Fourth of July Fun FIREWORKS, BONFIRES AND MORE MADE FOR MEMORABLE INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS.   The 1960s and 1970s at Crystal Cove were a time of casual living, freedom and general merriment. Residents were left to their own devices—as long as they didn’t disturb the Irvine Co. or attract too much attention—so bonfires blazed brightly almost every evening in the summer, as did glowing flotillas […]

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Big Blue

Jul 1, 2014

Big Blue THERE’S BIG NEWS AT CRYSTAL COVE THIS SUMMER WITH THE BLUE WHALES SIGHTINGS JUST OFF THE SHORE.    Keep your eyes peeled as you stroll the pristine white beaches of Crystal Cove—summer is the time of year for an exciting marine wildlife sighting. During the warm summer months, blue whales are often travelling […]

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Art and Community

Jul 1, 2014

Art and Community CCA ENSURES THAT THE ARTS CONTINUE TO THRIVE WITHIN THE STATE PARK, SHARING COLORFUL WORKS AND INSPIRATION WITH LOCALS AND VISITORS ALIKE.    Art and Crystal Cove have a long, meaningful history. Though plein-air painting began more than a century ago in France, colonies of such artists began to form in the U.S. in the late 1800s. Some […]

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Sip and Savor the Season

Jul 1, 2014

Sip and Savor the Season CELEBRATE SUMMER AT THE BEACHCOMBER CAFÉ WITH HANDCRAFTED SPECIALS AND COOL OCEAN BREEZES.   Eating and drinking on the beach has never tasted this good—just this once, leave your coolers at home and savor a summer special at The Beachcomber Café. The elevated beach fare pairs perfectly with a day spent enjoying […]

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A Look Back

Jul 1, 2014

A Look Back AN ORIGINAL COVITE, GEORGE FULLER JR. REMINISCES ABOUT GROWING UP ON THE BEACH.   It was the late 1930s, and a 7-year old George Fuller Jr. was just discovering the magic of Crystal Cove. The New York native had driven crosscountry with his parents four years earlier and, after making their way to the cove, the family built […]

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