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Love is in the Beachy Air

Feb 14, 2018

When you think about Crystal Cove, the word love will always come up. Love for the cottages, love for the quiet mornings, love for the incredible sunsets, love for the peace and tranquility, and most importantly, love for the one you get to share it with. It’s no secret that Crystal Cove is the place […]

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A Monumental Migration

Feb 14, 2018

Here in Crystal Cove State Park, we are lucky enough to have front row seats to the longest mammal migration on the planet. Gray whales travel up to 12,000 miles round trip every year between the Bering and Chukchi Seas in Alaska down to lagoons on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. They stick close to shore for […]

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Let the Sound of Crystal Cove Wash Over You

Feb 14, 2018

Nature and music.  What could be better together?  No one connects our majestic outdoor spaces with brilliant musical composition better than Dr. Pamela Madsen, who will bring her students from Cal State Fullerton to perform at Crystal Cove’s second annual Art in the Park Celebration on Saturday, March 31st. As well as her work as […]

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Tide goes in, tide goes out. We can explain that.

Nov 15, 2017

  At any given location, the sea level rises and falls twice each day as the moon orbits the earth, pulling the world’s oceans along with it.  But not all tides are created equally. When the sun, moon, and earth align with the shortest distance between them, the increased gravitational pull on the ocean causes […]

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The backbone of the beach cottages

Jul 14, 2017

To most visitors of Crystal Cove, it is the cottages that leave the first and most lasting impression, usually inspiring the question, “How do I rent one of these?”  A stay in one of these cottages is an experience unlike any other, as guests walk back in time and immerse themselves into the rich history […]

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Crystal Cove Matters

Jun 7, 2017

  It matters to the thousands of visitors that come every year to enjoy the beaches and form new experiences with their family and friends. It matters to all guests that get to walk back in time while they are cozying up in mid-century cottages built generations before. It matters that their children, their grandchildren, […]

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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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Treasured Memories

Feb 1, 2017

Jim and Mayu McKenzie fell in love with Crystal Cove years ago, and spent many nights in the historic beach cottages with their children. When Jim passed away unexpectedly last year, his family asked that donations be sent to Crystal Cove Alliance in lieu of flowers. Every time a donation came it, our team would […]

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Back to School at Crystal Cove State Park

Oct 1, 2016

It’s that time of year again!  With local schools now in full swing, Crystal Cove Alliance’s K-12 educational programs will become a common sight in the Park again this month, immersing students in the practice of conservation and inspiring them to become the environmental stewards of tomorrow. CCA’s school programs are expected to continue their […]

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