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Crystal Cove Beach Cottages will be reserved under the Park Name "Crystal Cove Beach Cottages"

Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15

Crystal Cove State Park has 3.5 miles of beach and 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland, which is popular for hiking and horseback riding. The waters are designated as an underwater park. Crystal Cove is used by mountain bikers inland and scuba and skin divers underwater. The beach is popular with swimmers and surfers. Visitors can explore tidepools and sandy coves.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Park Kiosk Hours:

  • Hi Season: 8am-4pm
  • Lo Season: 8am-4pm

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Hiking Trails
  • Parking
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Visitors Center
Alerts and Important Information
Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

Be sure to visit the new Moro Campground at Crystal Cove, this coastal campground is the first built by California State Parks in over 20 years, and offers stunning coastal views, great access to the beach, miles of hiking trails and much more - all right in the middle of Orange County! For available campsites click here Moro Campground
Crystal Cove Beach Cottages will be reserved under the Park Name "Crystal Cove Beach Cottages"

To reserve Crystal Cove Beach Cottages: Click here.

  • All Crystal Cove tent sites are accessible only by foot. All vehicles must be left at the park office!!
  • All Sites are a 3 mile hike inland from the parking lot, away from the beach
  • No Pets Allowed.
  • Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.
  • No drinking water available, must pack it in.
  • No trash cans available - pack it in, pack it out.
  • Fires restricted to backpack stoves.
  • Park is reservable Year-round.
  • This is NOT beach camping. After you park your car in El Moro lot, you must hike inland about three miles, mostly uphill. The trail is strenuous at times and is in the opposite direction from the beach. Some people report that it takes two hours to reach the campgrounds, one way, while others report six hours. You must pack everything in, including water. A picnic table and a pit toilet are available. The nearest telephone is in the El Moro Parking lot. No dogs, alcohol, or fires.

    Getting There:

    The park is located off Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    8471 PCH

    Phone Number:

    Information: (949)494-3539