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Crystal Cove an Affordable Southern California Beach Destination

August 26, 2015 by

Crystal Cove

Think you can’t afford to vacation on the beach in Southern California? Think again.

Crystal Cove, a Southern California state part near Newport, offers a number of updated seaside cottages along 3.5 miles of breathtaking coastline. These individual and dorm-style cottages, once a favorite of Hollywood celebrities on holiday, now offer a place to lay your head for as little as $35 per night.

Crystal Cove

Beachfront Cottages

Most of Crystal Cove’s cottages were built in the 1920s and 1930s. Today these beautifully restored historic cottages are nestled along the shoreline like hidden gems just off Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach.

Crystal Cove

Individual Cottages: Individual Cottages allow guests to enjoy stunning ocean views from the privacy of their own unit. Each cottage features a kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator.

Linens provided are on the beds when you arrive, and fresh towels are available upon request after four days. Rates range from $135 to $207.

Dorm-Style/Private Room Cottages: The Dorm-Style Private Room Cottages provide guests with a private bedroom with locking door. Some rooms feature their own private bathroom while others share facilities.

Everyone shares a community kitchen equipped with a microwave, refrigerator and disposable plates and utensils. Rates range from $35 to $106.

For more information click on the individual unit:

For Crystal Cove State Park Cottage Reservations (as well as campground reservations) call 800-444-7275. All reservations are handled by Reserve America where availability is posted 7 months out on the first of each month.

And if you’re looking for something a little more spontaneous, you can always check online to see if there have been any cancellations.

Photo credits: Murray On Travel, Rob-Roy California Adventures, Murray On Travel

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