Introducing Crystal Cove State Park
With 3.5 miles of open beach and over 2300 acres of undeveloped woodland, this state beach lets you forget you’re in a crowded metropolitan area, at least once you get past the parking lot and stake out a place on the sand. Many visitors don’t know it, but Crystal Cove is also an underwater park. Scuba enthusiasts can check out two historic anchors dating from the 1800s as well as the crash site of a Navy plane that went down in the 1940s. Alternatively you can just go tide pooling, fishing, kayaking and surfing along the undeveloped shoreline. On the park’s inland side, miles of hiking and mountain biking trails await.