Courtesy Notice: Phase III Restoration

Significant construction activities are taking place in the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District. The construction process includes installing all new infrastructure and rehabilitation of the remaining cottages for public use as overnight rental cottages.

Construction activities will be most noticeable from the upper bluff Cottages #18, #29 located at the construction project entrance and newly rehabilitated Cottage #9 on the Boardwalk. The cottages located in the lower hollow will not be affected.

Construction is limited to weekdays from 8:00AM to 4:30PM, with no work on weekends, State or National holidays. Access to park facilities will not change.

The construction process may at times cause some inconvenience, but we are certain that any short-term inconvenience will be more than offset by the long-term benefit of adding 22 additional overnight rental units all of which will be available to the general public.

For more information, please visit the ‘North Beach’ page.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and enjoy your stay at Crystal Cove Beach Cottages – your rustic historic district by the seashore.

Each cottage and room at Crystal Cove Beach Cottages is unique, so there is no such thing as a ‘typical or standard’ cottage or room. Please choose accommodations carefully since we will not be able to accommodate requests to change to another unit as there are a very limited number of cottages and rooms.

Each cottage is equipped with a vintage style refrigerator and a microwave.  In addition, ADA-accessible units include a small electric cook top.  Linens and towels are provided (towels replaced after 4th day upon request).

Beach Gear

(Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Towels, Sunscreen, Toys)

Crystal Cove Beach Cottages doesn’t furnish beach gear. Guests can bring their own or purchase them at the Park Interpretive Store. Some rentals are also available Beachcomber Beach Rentals. Available on a first-come first-served basis, rental items include beach chairs and umbrellas.

Cribs and High Chairs

A limited number of cribs and high chairs are available on a first come first served basis.  Please inform the Guest Services Agent of your needs at check-in.


Individual Cottages
Beds will be made upon arrival with towels and soap placed in bathrooms. No daily services will be provided except for trash removal. After 4 days, towels will be replaced upon request.

Dorm-Style, Private Room Cottages
Fresh linens and towels will be furnished in all dorm-style rooms upon arrival. It will be the responsibility of guests to make their own beds. Towels will not be replaced.


There are no laundry facilities on the premises.

Groceries and Supplies

There are several options for groceries and supplies within a few miles including Trader Joe’s and Von’s Pavilions.


With the exception of service animals as recognized by ADA law, Titles II & III, pets are not allowed in the cottages or on the beach.  Emotional Support animals are not recognized as service animals by ADA law Titles II & III

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