Living in Southern California, we are blessed with a myriad of adventures for the bidding. It's hot today, so how about a visit to Crystal Cove?
The park site says 3.2 miles of beach, 2,400 acres of undeveloped woodland, popular for hiking, mountain bikers and horseback riding. The offshore waters are designated as an underwater park for scuba divers. Popular with visitors who explore tide pools and sandy coves.
I would say Crystal Cove is not flashy. You have to work a little to get here. The surrounding buildings show their age and a relaxed vibe appeals to the purist.
Though not widely known, the beach has rental cottages that are aged, flawed and wonderful. Renting one is not an easy task.
Once on the beach, there is a popular restaurant, usually requiring a wait. But, what a place to wait.
This last photo is for me. I realize it could be anywhere, but it is Crystal Cove, and I love it.