Archive for the ‘Outdoor Activities’ Category

Crystal Cove’s Natural Playground

Dec 12, 2019

‘Tis the season to explore our underwater park. Winter months offer the lowest tides of the year with peaceful, uncrowded beaches making it the perfect time to discover the wonders of Crystal Cove’s tide pools. You could say tide pool organisms are the survivors of the ocean, living in two separate worlds where the ocean […]

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Crystal Cove State Park – Accessibility for All

Nov 14, 2019

Crystal Cove State Park – Accessibility for All Access to Crystal Cove State Park’s stunning beaches and blufftops have always provided challenges for visitors of all abilities who want to experience all that our unique park has to offer. Despite the challenges of a rugged and diverse environment, accommodations are continually being made to improve […]

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Whale watching boat spots Blue Whale!

Aug 14, 2019

On a warm summer day, The Newport Legacy, a whale watching boat from Newport Beach, sat idle about four miles from Crystal Cove State Park as they waited for a large whale to emerge from the depths of the ocean. This whale was about 85 feet long, which was at least 10 feet longer than […]

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Project Crystal

May 15, 2019

This year, fifth grade students from across Orange County are joining Crystal Cove Conservancy educators, UC Irvine scientists, and State Park land managers to investigate how to best protect and preserve threatened open spaces like Crystal Cove State Park through the Project CRYSTAL Community Science program. Project CRYSTAL – short for “Cultivating and Researching Youth […]

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Earth Day 2019

Apr 12, 2019

Do you love Crystal Cove State Park as much as we do? If so, we invite you to come down to the Cove this Saturday on April 20th for our annual Earth Day at Crystal Cove, where California State Parks and a team of volunteers will join efforts to complete much needed maintenance in the […]

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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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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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Crystal Cove – A Special Place to Us All!

Dec 14, 2017

  As 2017 comes to a close, we hope that you find your way down to Crystal Cove. Spend a quiet morning traversing the many trails of the backcountry, or take the afternoon to walk the beach with your family or friends. Introduce your out-of-town guests to the Historic District, smiling as they marvel at […]

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