The Summer Store and The Artist’s Studio: Cottage #46

Jul 14, 2017

Summertime has always been high season at Crystal Cove, and the aqua-marine-colored cottage on the beach began its life as a summer store for Cove tent campers and cottage families.  First called “The Green Store” by Pearl Van Pelt who operated it with her husband Merle and son Lee, Cottage #46 was built in 1950 […]

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Not merely decoration

Jul 14, 2017

For a marine mollusk, abalone are exceptionally well traveled.  Often found far from the ocean, their shells garnish the homes of many who find their radiance a beautiful reminder of the coast.  While many are familiar with their shells, fewer know about the creatures that inhabit them, but by learning more, abalone can be heralds […]

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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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In Season, Summer Art Show

Jul 14, 2017

On July 28 – 30, 2017, Crystal Cove Conservancy celebrates the summer with our art show, In Season. An exclusive preview and artist reception will be held on Friday, July 28th from 5:00-7:30pm.  Guests will have the chance to meet our talented artists and enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and Crystal Cove’s sublime atmosphere. […]

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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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Summers at the Cove

Jun 7, 2017

Image credit: J. Christopher Launi   Summer is Coming… As you begin planning your summer, make sure to leave plenty of time to come visit the Cove. Save the date for these can’t-miss events that Crystal Cove Conservancy has planned throughout the summer. Great Plein Air Art Experience Break out the brushes for the Great […]

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“Every Day in Crystal Cove is a Celebration of Life”

May 3, 2017

Stella Hiatt Celebrates 79 Years of Crystal Cove History, and its Future Crystal Cove connects to the one world ocean that covers more than seventy percent of the earth, and for many happy mornings, Stella Hiatt began her day in that ocean. Her first swim at Crystal Cove was as a teenager celebrating spring break in […]

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Marine Mammal Stranding

May 3, 2017

Spring is breeding season for much of Crystal Cove’s wildlife, and every inch of the park is bursting with new life. If you come to the park you can spot tiny house finch chicks chirping from their nests, fluffy desert cottontails hopping across the trails, and maybe even a gray whale cow and calf hugging […]

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Earth Day was a SUCCESS!

May 3, 2017

April 22nd was Earth Day and along with 40 other state parks across California we received a grant from the California State Parks Foundation to complete overdue environmental improvement projects and facility maintenance.  This year we were awarded $4,000 which was spent (practically to the penny) on plants, both native and ornamental for the 12-acre […]

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