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Beachside Ranger Chat

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Learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live in Crystal Cove State Park at the Historic District Education Commons where Ranger Jenn will host a Beachside Chat. Park in the Los Trancos lot.

  • When: Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Crystal Cove State Park – Historic District Education Commons located at 8471 North Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Parking at PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos then walk through the tunnel or take the shuttle.)
  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Cost: Event is FREE, parking fees are as follows: day-use fee: $5/per hour (max. $15)
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This Weekend at Crystal Cove

We are so blessed to be here in Sunny Southern California! It’s January and thanks this great weather, visting the Beach this weekend sounds like a great idea.

Crystal Cove State Park has a few events scheduled this weekend, they all sound great but these two events stand out to me.

CrystalCoveHikeOn Saturday, January 17 at 9:00 am. Winter is a wonderful time to learn about our local nature. Join a park naturalist on a family hike at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park. Meet at the flagpole at the Moro Ranger Station (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park, follow signs towards the Ranger Station.) $15 day-use fee.

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On Sunday, January 18th at 1:00 pm Enjoy a guided tidepool walk to Little Treasure Cove when the tide will fall to a super low -1.1.  A volunteer will help identify animals and describe some awesome adaptations.  Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #1, (PCH turn coastward at Newport Coast, right at the kiosk to the end.) Tennis shoes suggested.

 

Parking is $15 for a day-use parking pass or you can buy the introductory “Sampler Pass” offer that is good for 4 days worth parking passes at all state beaches and parks for the low price of $25.00. The “sampler” pass can buy purchased from Calparoks.org.

How to Find the Park

The park is located off Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, California with easy access from I-5, 405 and 73. Crystal Cove State Park is located just north of Laguna Beach, California and just south of Corona Del Mar, California. Pacific Coast Highway, Route 1, passes directly by the Park. There is parking both on the ocean side of PCH at Reef Point and Pelican Point as well as inland parking at El Moro Day Use Parking Area by the Ranger Station which can be reached by going inland at School/State Park traffic signal, located next to El Morro School.. A few miles north from Reef Point is the Los Trancos parking area with trolley access to the Historic District.

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For their complete schedule check out their calender.

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Deck the Cove

deck_the_coveCrystal Cove’s 18th Annual Tree Lighting & Gift Bazaar takes place on Saturday, December 6, 2014  from 10:00 am -5:30 pm, Santa will at the beach and ready to Deck the Cove!

A Gift Bazaar takes place from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. There is Holiday bazaar that takes place from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, featuring local Plein Air art, holiday cards, sea glass wrapping activity (free), handcrafted jewelry, ceramics and much more!

The Tree Lighting & pre-lighting activities are scheduled from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Santa arrives at 4:00 pm on the beach with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:15pm

Complimentary apple cider, cocoa and cookies will be provided by The Beachcomber Cafe

Crystal Cove State Park is Located at 8471 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Parking is $15 daily.  Validation is available for diners at the Beachcomber Cafe.

 

 

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Jacque Tahuka-Nunez at Crystal Cove

Join Acjachemen storyteller Jacque Tahuka-Nunez as she brings to life the lifestyle and culture of the local Native American at Crystal Cove State Park.

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Jacque Tahuka-Nunez with my Girls at Clark Regional Park

We had the pleasure of meeting Jacque recently during after one of her storytelling presentations, my 4 year old was so impressed by her stortytelling, she now references her stories about dragonflies at least twice a week (memory made). Jacque has such a beautiful pressence about her, she is truly a ray of sunshine.

There will be a basket weaving activity at 4:00 pm followed by an interactive campfire program at 5:00 pm.

  • When: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

  • Where: Crystal Cove State Park – 8471 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Meet at the Berns Amphitheatre (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park, follow signs towards the campground.)

  • Fee: $15 day use fee

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Junior Ranger Program at Crystal Cove State Park

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Join a Park Ranger for a fun introduction to the ecology of Crystal Cove State Park in weekly Junior Ranger programs. This children’s nature program is a favorite in State Parks and allows visitors ages 7-12 to earn a badge. (Girl Scouts are all about badges).

Meet at the Berns Amphitheater (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park, follow signs towards the campground). Come for the program, stay for the day. $15 day-use parking fee.

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Activity Details

Upcoming Dates: Thursday, August 14, 2014, Tuesday August 19, 2014 and Thursday August 21, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Crystal Cove State Park – Berns Amphitheater
Minimum Age: 7
Parking: $15.00

 

How to Find the Park

The park is located off Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, California with easy access from I-5, 405 and 73. Crystal Cove State Park is located just north of Laguna Beach, California and just south of Corona Del Mar, California. Pacific Coast Highway, Route 1, passes directly by the Park. There is parking both on the ocean side of PCH at Reef Point and Pelican Point as well as inland parking at El Moro Day Use Parking Area by the Ranger Station which can be reached by going inland at School/State Park traffic signal, located next to El Morro School.. A few miles north from Reef Point is the Los Trancos parking area with trolley access to the Historic District.

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Best Beaches for Kids in L.A., Orange and San Diego County

Today is Community Day at Crystal Cove

Looking for something to do with the kids today?

How about  Community Days at Crystal Cove State Park.

Led by Crystal Cove Alliance in partnership with Crystal Cove State Park. Crystal Cove Alliance is hosting Community Days in the Historic District’s Educations Commons from 10:00am – 4:00pm. Enjoy free art classes, historical games, sea glass wrapping, dance classes, and more! Check out cottage #13, the Film and Media Center, and Cottage #22, the Park and Marine Research Facility. Make sure to take a look at the Tide Pools while your there. Event runs 10:00am – 4:00pm. Park in the Los Trancos lot (PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos, then walk across the street or take the shuttle). $15 parking fee.

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Every Wednesday throughout the summer, the Education Commons will come alive all day with art classes, sea glass jewelry making, historic radio shows, historical games and more. 9am-4pm. FREE.

 

Crystal Cove State Park

8471 N. Coast Hwy.

Laguna Beach, CA  92651

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Crystal Cove Tide Pools

Every time we come here, I fall more in love with this beautiful spot. Crystal Cove State Park is designated as an Underwater Park and definitely goes under my Summer Educational Series. This place makes it easy to add a learning experience to a family fun day at the beach.
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Nothing is better then nature’s classroom. Stop by art museum, located across from the one restaurant on the beach, and pick up a Sea Life pamphlet (made especially for kids but I love it) It describes how to explore the tidepools and the sea life you find at different tide levels.  All the kids love seeing sea anemones and get so excited by the Shore crabs. You can also read through the Crystal Cove State Park pamphlet with your to give them a some of the history of Crystal Cove.

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I am simply amazed by God’s beautiful creations when I’m here. The pristine beach is surrounded by 80 foot coastal bluffs. It has 3.2 miles of beach and seven separate coves to explore. There’s plenty of room on the beach for sunbathing and picnicking.
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There are volunteer led tidepool walks and every Wednesday throughout the summer, the Education Commons has classes on sea glass jewelry making, historic radio shows, historical games and more. These classes are from 9am-4pm and best of all it’s FREE.
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A great way to teach your kids about serving your community and preserving our beaches is to join in a beach clean-up effort check out Save Our Beach.

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How to Find the Park

The park is located off Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, California with easy access from I-5, 405 and 73. Crystal Cove State Park is located just north of Laguna Beach, California and just south of Corona Del Mar, California. Pacific Coast Highway, Route 1, passes directly by the Park. There is parking both on the ocean side of PCH at Reef Point and Pelican Point as well as inland parking at El Moro Day Use Parking Area by the Ranger Station which can be reached by going inland at School/State Park traffic signal, located next to El Morro School.. A few miles north from Reef Point is the Los Trancos parking area with trolley access to the Historic District.

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