Posts Tagged ‘north beach’

Cottage #23: “A Resource and Treasure for the People of California”

Dec 12, 2019

“The whole glorious story of … Crystal Cove” is the one Christine Shirley wanted visitors to understand when they visited Cottage #23, “Casita del Mar” on the North Beach. Christine first started visiting the cove in the 1930s, and acquired the lease to Cottage #23 in 1967. Among the terms she used most to describe […]

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North Beach Construction Update 10-16-19

Oct 16, 2019

So far, 29 of the 46 cottages in Crystal Cove’s Historic District have been restored and turned into low-cost coastal accommodations, providing public access to the beach and allowing individuals and families the opportunity to stay overnight mere feet from the water at extremely affordable rates.  Today, 17 of the historic seaside cottages at Crystal […]

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New Coastal Dynamics Education Program Launches at Crystal Cove!

Mar 15, 2019

Crystal Cove State Park’s beaches are constantly changing.  As long stretches of soft sand in the summer turn into rocky, sea-glass sprinkled shores following winter waves, regular visitors know that these changes can happen very quickly.  Now, Orange County high school students are working with Crystal Cove Conservancy to not only understand the normal seasonal […]

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“That Darling Old House” – Cottage #12 on the North Beach

Feb 7, 2019

“Bless that darling old house!” wrote one longtime occupant of Cottage #12, the white two-story cottage that has watched over the North Beach for ninety years. Tucked into the hillside at a slight tilt, Cottage #12 is a familiar feature of the iconic North Beach silhouette. Captured by photographers and artists for nearly a century, […]

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A childhood spent at Crystal Cove Historic Cottage #7

Jan 17, 2019

Crystal Cove Historic Cottage #7 still stands fenced off among the other North Beach cottages preparing for renovation, but the memories spent within them are still alive for Dale Carter, grandson of the original Carter family that built the cottage. Dale was kind enough to share some of his early experiences spent at Cottage #7 […]

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Cottage #7

Oct 1, 2013

Cottage #7 NESTLED IN THE HILLSIDE OF CRYSTAL COVE’S NORTH BEACH, THE RAMSHACKLE REMAINS OF THE CARTER FAMILY VACATION HOME STAND AS A REMINDER OF GOOD TIMES PAST AND A PROMISING FUTURE THAT AWAITS. Earlier this year, 88-year-old Bud Carter returned to his family’svacation home—Cottage #7 at Crystal Cove—for the first time in 12 years. Though the cottage, as well […]

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