Crystal Cove Beach Cottages Staff Highlight

Sep 12, 2019

  The Crystal Cove Beach Cottage experience goes beyond just staying in the cottages. It includes the crew that helps hold the entire operation together behind the scenes. From the front desk, to the shuttle service, to the maintenance, to the traffic control, Beach Cottages is an operation that has continuously served over 4,000 guests […]

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Honoring Our Founder, Laura Davick

Sep 12, 2019

  This year, The Conservancy honors Founder, Laura Davick and her tireless commitment to saving Crystal Cove.  A third generation “Coveite” she has dedicated the last twenty years of her life to advocating for environmental protection, historic preservation, and education at Crystal Cove State Park. Davick grew up at Crystal Cove amid the 46 cottages, […]

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Founder’s Historic District Tour: A Walk Through Time

Sep 12, 2019

  An adventure in time travel begins every third Sunday at noon at Crystal Cove. Laura Davick, Founder Emeritus of Crystal Cove Conservancy, started offering an informal tour of the past, present, and future of the 12-acre Historic District way back in 2001. The cottage residents had just moved out, and the walking tour was […]

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Forests of the Sea

Sep 12, 2019

  Each year, close to 2 million visitors get to engage and explore the many worlds of Crystal Cove State Park. Hiking in the backcountry, exploring the tidepools, or enjoying a day in the water are all very popular attractions, but only a fraction of these people explore the world that is just below the […]

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Crystal Cove Conservancy names new CEO

Aug 14, 2019

Crystal Cove Conservancy (The Conservancy), the nonprofit dedicated to preserving the resources of Crystal Cove State Park, has announced Kate Wheeler will take over as president and CEO, effective August 12, 2019. Wheeler brings more than 20 years of nonprofit experience, including fundraising, education, finance and community engagement, to The Conservancy most recently she served […]

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Crystal Cove Conservancy celebrates 20th Platinum Anniversary Fundraiser

Aug 14, 2019

Crystal Cove Conservancy is proudly celebrating our Twentieth Platinum Anniversary at our annual Soirée fundraiser being held in Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, October 5, 2019.  This milestone year is dedicated to our passionate and loyal Cove supporters – past, present and future. Without you, the Cove magic might have been lost forever. This year’s event will […]

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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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The Cottage in Crystal Cove Hollow: Cottage 00 — “The Office”

Aug 14, 2019

Crystal Cove was a natural paradise discovered by artists, tent campers, and the silent film industry more than a century ago. From as early as 1917, movie studios planted palm trees to make the Cove even more cinematically tropical. It’s believed that every palm at Crystal Cove was planted by a Hollywood studio, including the […]

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Cottage #46 – The Summer Store

Jul 17, 2019

Summertime has always been the busiest season at Crystal Cove, and from early days, there was a summer store right on the beach to serve the summertime Cove community. The first summer store was a palm-thatched snack stand. By 1935 it had been replaced by the red and white Soda Shack. After the Soda Shack […]

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