Archive for the ‘Outdoor Activities’ Category

Creepy Crawlies of Crystal Cove

Oct 18, 2018

If you venture out onto any of Crystal Cove’s backcountry trails this month, be on the lookout for creepy crawlies, because spider season is here! Several spider species are much more conspicuous this time of year as they’re out and about looking for mates. As you hike through the park, you may spot a tarantula […]

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As Summer Ends, and School Begins!

Sep 14, 2018

As the summer ends and Crystal Cove State Park’s busy beaches begin to quiet once more, get ready to start seeing the smiling faces of students participating in Crystal Cove Conservancy’s K-12 educational programs!  As local students are immersed in real scientific research at Crystal Cove State Park, they not only learn about our local […]

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Camp Cove Returns to Crystal Cove State Park

Aug 10, 2018

For four summers now, we have been lucky enough to be involved in a wonderful summer beach program, Camp Cove. Through a great partnership between the Santa Ana Police Athletic and Activity League, California State Parks, The Conservancy, as well as generous funding from the Samueli Foundation, we have been able to offer a very […]

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Summer Fun at the Cove

Aug 10, 2018

It’s been a great summer at Crystal Cove! There has been no shortage of fun activities for artistic exploration and scientific enrichment. Here is a roundup of the activities we have going through the end of August: Our free Wednesday Community Days from 10:00am to 4:00pm are full of creative opportunities for kids to learn […]

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Beach Wrack: Connecting the Land and the Sea

Aug 10, 2018

If you find yourself taking a stroll along Crystal Cove State Park’s beautiful coast this summer, take note of all the stunning sights that this area has to offer. Along with the charming historic cottages, the sandy beach, and the rocky tidepools, there are also some sights that may be taken for granted. One of […]

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Plein Air Painting Classes at the Cove this Summer

May 10, 2018

Every summer, Crystal Cove hosts Plein-Air painting classes at Cottage #13 with an instructor, giving beginning painters the opportunity to participate in a nearly 100-year-old tradition at Crystal Cove. Debbie Morines was one such participant in our classes, and eventually went on to be featured in one of our Art Shows! Here is her experience: […]

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Earth Day 2018

Apr 13, 2018

The walk from the Los Trancos parking lot towards the Crystal Cove Historic District is always a pleasant one, passing under the shade of trees along the frog-filled creek. But a particularly interesting part of this path is the Los Trancos tunnel and its many murals that decorate all 300 feet. The majority of these […]

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Exploring Sea Glass at Crystal Cove

Mar 14, 2018

March has brought some much-needed rain to Crystal Cove Sate Park.  While rainy weather may put a damper on your beach day plans, the days immediately following a storm are some of the best times to visit the beach for those looking for sea glass!  When storms hit our coastline, the larger waves carry sand […]

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Don’t Miss the Boat!

Mar 14, 2018

Crystal Cove Conservancy is hosting our fourth annual members’ whale watching cruise on Saturday, April 21.  This yearly event is one of the many ways we say thank you to our generous supporters. All members at the Cove Keeper membership level ($100) and above will receive an email invitation with RSVP required. Our flagship education […]

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Come Celebrate the Art of Crystal Cove!

Mar 14, 2018

Art is part of the fabric of Crystal Cove. Whether a painting, a photograph, a poem, or something else; each piece is part of an ever large and diverse tapestry of creations. On March 31st, join us as we take a day to celebrate this idyllic setting and the works it inspires. At the Art […]

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