Archive for the ‘Restoration’ Category

A Crystal Cove State of Mind

Jul 13, 2018

    Celebrating the Summertime Anniversary of Crystal Cove Beach Cottages “Happiness to All Who Visit This Cottage” “We feel like California time travelers …. we never want to leave. Don’t change a thing; everything is perfect!” This 2009 hand-written entry from the guest journal of restored historic cottage #29 is one of many reflections recorded […]

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North Beach Restoration: A Glimpse of the Future

Apr 13, 2018

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 […]

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Cottage 14 – South Beach Suite

Oct 18, 2017

  Named for its location right on the beach, Cottage #14, “South Beach Suite” was originally built in 1931 by a woman named Edith Henning. The second permanent cottage constructed on Crystal Cove’s South Beach, Cottage #14 offers spectacular ocean access and views, as well as iconic Cove history. “Miss Henning,” as she was known […]

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Founder’s Historic District Tour

Sep 15, 2017

The trip back in time begins at noon, but when it concludes two hours later, guests have learned about more than Crystal Cove’s past in the monthly Founder’s Historic District Tour — they’ve also learned about Crystal Cove’s present and future. Crystal Cove Conservancy founder Laura Davick first started offering an informal tour of the […]

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In the News

Apr 1, 2017

The approval by the California Coastal Commission to renovate the 17 remaining cottages on North Beach at Crystal Cove State Park, generated a lot of media.  Click the images below for some of our favorite stories.             

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An Historic Day for the Unrestored Cottages on the North Beach!

Apr 1, 2017

March 8th, 2017 was an incredible milestone for everyone that loves Crystal Cove. The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved a coastal development permit for the restoration of the 17 remaining unrestored cottages on the North Beach at Crystal Cove State Park. As joint applicants on the project, Crystal Cove Alliance (CCA) and California State Parks […]

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CCA and REI, Partnering to Support Crystal Cove State Park

Sep 1, 2016

You may know REI, as we do, as a top retailer of outdoor gear that stands behind everything they sell like very few retailers today do. You may know them from their outdoor school which provides opportunities for people of all abilities and experience to get outside and play. You may also know REI, as […]

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

Jun 1, 2016

Cottage #14 – The South Beach Suite – “This is truly a magical place.” From its origins as a simple palm-frond hut to its recent restoration as a spacious multi-windowed beach cottage available for overnight lodging, Cottage #14 tells its own story of Crystal Cove. Known now as “South Beach Suite” for its spectacular location […]

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Cottage #2 – The Shell Shack

May 1, 2016

Built in 1926 by Huntington Beach-based brothers-in-law Russell Paull and Lowell Bailey, Cottage #2, now affectionately known as “The Shell Shack”, was first created as a movie set during the golden age of film at Crystal Cove. It changed hands several times over the years, transferring ownership from the Paull and Bailey families to a […]

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Come Celebrate Crystal Cove Alliance’s Sweet 16

Oct 2, 2015

Join us this month as we celebrate Crystal Cove Alliance’s 16th birthday! Originally known as the Alliance to Rescue Crystal Cove, CCA was launched in 1999 in an effort to preserve the historic cottages and prevent them from being converted into a luxury resort. Plans for the new resort along the Crystal Cove shoreline served […]

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