Archive for November, 2016

Every Day is a Birdiful Day at the Cove

Nov 1, 2016

Fall has returned, bringing many migratory animals back to Crystal Cove.  Recent visitors may have noticed the elegant monarchs and the ever cheerful white crowned sparrows, welcoming guests to the park.  Each fall these temporary residents breathe new life into the park, augmenting the already splendid array of biological diversity.  Among the new additions, perhaps […]

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Rescued From The Sea — The Soda Shack: Cottage #45

Nov 1, 2016

One of the most iconic and beloved images of Crystal Cove is a color postcard from the 1930s that captures an idealized version of the seaside colony, complete with vintage automobiles and palm-frond covered cottages. Nestled right in the middle of the glowing beach scene is a tiny white one-story cottage with red trim: The […]

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“Old places have soul”

Nov 1, 2016

“Old places have soul.” – Sarah Anderson At Crystal Cove Alliance, we believe that old places have soul, and that they are worth preserving. Through our subsidiary, Crystal Cove Beach Cottages (CCBC), CCA funds and manages cottage and park maintenance, enhancements and improvements in the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District. Significant funds earned from […]

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There is nothing quite like Christmas at Crystal Cove

Nov 1, 2016

Imagine walking into the Historic District, vintage lights shimmering on the roofs of cottages. Candy canes, wreaths, reindeer, and snowmen scattered throughout the pathway. All that’s missing is the snow. As you walk a bit further, you look up and see the most beautiful tree, anchored in the sand with the sun sinking into the […]

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