Crystal Cove State Park is located in an Area of Special Biological Significance (ASBS), meaning the area supports an unusual variety of aquatic life and can host unique individual species. Within the State Water Quality Protection Areas, the ASBS are basic building blocks for a sustainable, resilient coastal environment and economy.
In addition to its naturally beautiful scenery, the park is also home to the federally registered Crystal Cove Historic District, which is a 12.3-acre coastal portion that includes 46 coastal cottages. The historic cottages were originally built by a seaside colony in the 1920s and ’40s. Some of the cottages are available for overnight stays, perfect for feeling like you are back in time on the Southern California Coast. For more information visit Crystal Cove Conservancy.
Combining a rich history, natural beauty, and outdoor adventure all in one place, Crystal Cove State Park is sure to have something everyone will enjoy. Check out some of the park's upcoming activities to get an in-depth look at the plants and wildlife that currently call the park home. This Saturday, August 19th Naturalists will talk about the “Park After Dark” which includes a visit from Charlotte the Tarantula. To hear stories and traditions of early cottage residents, visit the park on Saturday, August 26th for a guided tour of the historic district.
Crystal Cove State Park is operated by California State Parks and is a close partner of the Irvine Ranch Conservancy. Interested in visiting the park? Check out CrystalCoveStatePark.org. For more information on IRC and its partners, visit LetsGoOutside.org or IRConservancy.org or follow the Landmarks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.