COVID-19/Coronavirus Update for Crystal Cove Conservancy Members, Supporters and Friends
Last Updated January 26th, 2021

In consultation with our partners at California State Parks and following the guidelines set out by California’s Regional Stay at Home Order, Crystal Cove Conservancy and Crystal Cove Beach Cottages have taken a number of steps to address the current COVID-19/Coronavirus threat. The health and safety of our visitors, staff and students remains our top priority, and we will continue to hold that as our highest aim.

The Park: Crystal Cove State Park parking lots, trails and beaches are open for use. Please continue to respect social distancing guidelines. For more information on Park guidelines, please visit www.crystalcovestatepark.org.

Crystal Cove Beach Cottages: The Crystal Cove Beach Cottages will reopen on February 2nd, 2021. Reservations through February 1st were cancelled and refunded by Reserve California at the direction of California State Parks. If you have questions about your past or upcoming reservations, please contact Reserve California at www.reservecalifornia.com or by calling 1-800-444-7275

In order to limit occupancy in accordance with COVID precautions, dorm-style cottages (#29, #38, and #39) at Crystal Cove State Park will be booked as full cottages until COVID occupancy restrictions are lifted. These cottages will only be booked 30 days out rather than the usual six months lead-time for other cottages, so as to minimize disruption to existing reservations when COVID restrictions are lifted. Reservations for these and all cottages at Crystal Cove State Park are booked through Reserve California. Crystal Cove Conservancy and Crystal Cove Beach Cottages cannot directly make or cancel cottage reservations.

The Store at Crystal Cove State Park: The Park Interpretive Store in the Historic District will reopen on Friday, January 29th. Our winter hours are Fri-Sun, 9AM-5PM. Many of our products are available in our online shop.

Restaurants: The Shake Shack remains open and will reopen its patio for dining on Saturday, January 30th. The Beachcomber Café will reopen for dining on Saturday, January 30th. Please check their website for more details. Please observe social distancing guidelines and on-site signage.

The Conservancy: Conservancy staff continue to work remotely to continue to support Crystal Cove State Park, our guests, our members and our students. Should you have questions please continue to be in touch with us by phone at 949-376-6200, by email at info@crystalcove.org or on social media.


The support of our donors, members and friends ensures our ongoing effort to provide opportunities for the young people in our communities to continue to learn science while building bonds with protected lands like Crystal Cove State Park. The Conservancy has, like many organizations, been hit hard by the current crisis and your support today means more than ever before to the students we serve, the science teachers we partner with and the beaches, bluffs and backcountry trails we protect.

Please consider joining or renewing your membership today to support this important work. To join or renew, click here or on the ‘Donate Now’ button on our website.

We hope to see you at Crystal Cove again soon.

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