A Party For All Seasons: Crystal Cove’s Soiree Over The Years

Sep 14, 2018

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Laura Davick said when announcing Crystal Cove’s first fundraising Gala in 2003. “A lot of fun” on one evening of the year can do a lot of good at the Cove all year long, and the 16th Annual Soiree on October 6 promises both. This year’s theme […]

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Winter Shorebirds Return to Crystal Cove

Sep 14, 2018

As summer winds down in Crystal Cove, the beaches become quieter and less crowded each day. While summer vacationers make their way back home, flocks of shorebirds are just arriving to enjoy our mild winter temperatures and abundant food sources. Avid bird-watchers know that fall and winter is when Crystal Cove’s shoreline truly comes alive. […]

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As Summer Ends, and School Begins!

Sep 14, 2018

As the summer ends and Crystal Cove State Park’s busy beaches begin to quiet once more, get ready to start seeing the smiling faces of students participating in Crystal Cove Conservancy’s K-12 educational programs!  As local students are immersed in real scientific research at Crystal Cove State Park, they not only learn about our local […]

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Crystal Cove’s 16th Annual Soiree Oct. 6

Sep 14, 2018

  Exquisite Dining, Dancing and Fundraising on the Bluff-Top Crystal Cove Conservancy is thrilled to be celebrating our 16th Annual Crystal Cove Conservancy Soirée on Saturday, October 6th.  It will be an evening under the stars, complete with breathtaking sunset views and an elegant dinner catered by our title sponsor, The Resort at Pelican Hill.   […]

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Camp Cove Returns to Crystal Cove State Park

Aug 10, 2018

For four summers now, we have been lucky enough to be involved in a wonderful summer beach program, Camp Cove. Through a great partnership between the Santa Ana Police Athletic and Activity League, California State Parks, The Conservancy, as well as generous funding from the Samueli Foundation, we have been able to offer a very […]

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Summer Fun at the Cove

Aug 10, 2018

It’s been a great summer at Crystal Cove! There has been no shortage of fun activities for artistic exploration and scientific enrichment. Here is a roundup of the activities we have going through the end of August: Our free Wednesday Community Days from 10:00am to 4:00pm are full of creative opportunities for kids to learn […]

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Beach Wrack: Connecting the Land and the Sea

Aug 10, 2018

If you find yourself taking a stroll along Crystal Cove State Park’s beautiful coast this summer, take note of all the stunning sights that this area has to offer. Along with the charming historic cottages, the sandy beach, and the rocky tidepools, there are also some sights that may be taken for granted. One of […]

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Tent Camping at Crystal Cove

Aug 10, 2018

It wasn’t an exaggeration when longtime Coveite Mike Fenderson described the heyday of Crystal Cove’s tent camping era as “going to live all summer at the beach.” Families pulled up to the sand over Memorial Day weekend with trucks and trailers full of supplies for ingenious tents that they lived in through Labor Day weekend. […]

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A Whale of a Summer

Jul 13, 2018

If you happen to be walking along the beach or one of our blufftop trails sometime this summer, take a moment to gaze out to the horizon. If you take enough time to patiently wait, you’ll be amazed at what you can see. Can you spot the enormous 30 foot high spout off in the […]

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The Beachcomber Express Tent

Jul 13, 2018

Summer at Crystal Cove is here! As the heat starts to turn up on our beautiful little paradise, the throngs of excited beachgoers start arriving on our shores, ready to soak up every last ray of sun. The Cove offers so much in the way of fun activities, from playing in the sand to splashing […]

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