North Beach Restoration: A Glimpse of the Future

Last year, Crystal Cove Conservancy commissioned artist Kevin Davidson to paint each of the 17 unrestored cottages in the North Beach area of Crystal Cove State Park depicting them as they will look upon completion of the Phase III restoration project.

Kevin has been a Crystal Cove Park Interpretive Store artist for many years. His architectural style of painting was just what we were looking for to depict the cottages in their fully restored state.

Kevin added small details like surfboards, buoys, and towels thrown over the railings to make it appear as though the cottages had people staying in them.

Take a look at the before and after shots above and glimpse the future look of the 17 North Beach Cottages.

Once complete, all 17 of the restored cottages will be added to the overnight rental pool, which will result in 22 more rental units at Crystal Cove. This includes plans for Cottage #20 to be developed as a per bed open-dorm style lodge which will be used approximately 36 nights per year for a new coastal engineering and resilience program that will bring under-served high school students to the cove for overnight education programs to study the effect of sea level rise and a changing climate on our delicate coastline.

Like the first two phases of cottage restoration, this endeavor will rely on the generous contributions from members of our community. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help to become part of the legacy of Crystal Cove, please contact us.

Laura Davick, Founder, Vice-President and Campaign Chair or (949) 887-0062

Alix Hobbs, President & CEO –

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