Archive for March, 2019

Dazed Frankie Avalon spotted wandering near Historic District

Mar 29, 2019

Last Wednesday, some lucky Crystal “Cool” visitors made an interesting discovery near the tidepools of Crystal “Cool” State Park.  Hidden amongst treasures like sea stars and sea anemones, beachgoers noticed a shadowy image reflecting in the waters. Suddenly, they heard the faint melody of “Beauty School Drop-Out” and from the murky, rocky water arose a […]

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Rare cephalopod washes ashore on Crystal “Cool” Beach

Mar 29, 2019

It’s not uncommon for local marine wildlife to wash ashore on Crystal “Cool’s” beaches sick and in need of rescue this time of year. Most of the distressed ocean critters who land on our shores are seals or sea lions, but this past Saturday, a much larger marine animal was found on the beach in […]

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The hippest new beach trend of 2019 comes to Crystal “Cool”!

Mar 29, 2019

After repeated requests from beachgoers, we are proud to announce that the most popular trend of 2019 is finally here: flavored sand has arrived at the Crystal “Cool” Historic District! What does this mean for you and your family? This means that there is only much more sandy fun to be had! Flavored sand is […]

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New Coastal Dynamics Education Program Launches at Crystal Cove!

Mar 15, 2019

Crystal Cove State Park’s beaches are constantly changing.  As long stretches of soft sand in the summer turn into rocky, sea-glass sprinkled shores following winter waves, regular visitors know that these changes can happen very quickly.  Now, Orange County high school students are working with Crystal Cove Conservancy to not only understand the normal seasonal […]

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Celebrate Art at Crystal Cove

Mar 15, 2019

What is it about the beauty of nature that we find so inspiring? The curve of a wave, the sound of the wind, sunflowers on the bluffs, a pelican soaring overhead, all evoke such strong emotional connections to our senses. It’s no wonder that a place as beautiful as Crystal Cove has brought so many […]

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Wildflowers in the Park

Mar 15, 2019

  This winter season may have been full of rainy days, flooded streets, and closed backcountry trails, but if we wait out the storms and let our trails recover, our patience will be rewarded with some spectacular scenery. The consistent rainfall coming to Southern California this winter is a positive sign that a wildflower bloom […]

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“This is truly a magical place” – Cottage #14, South Beach Suite

Mar 15, 2019

  Cottage #14 began as a simple palm-frond hut hastily built during The Great Depression. Over the years,  the once tiny hut evolved into a spacious light-filled cottage available for overnight lodging. Known now as “South Beach Suite” for its South Beach location and views, and as “McCloskey Cottage” for the family who lived there […]

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