Explore Crystal Cove and learn about the science of park management!  A new partnership between REI Outdoor School and Crystal Cove Alliance brings Citizen Science to classic REI programs.  Different classes are offered every month, and pre-registration is required.  Visit the REI Outdoor School website for more information.

•  Hiking Crystal Cove State Park with a Naturalist Guide

•  Kayak Tour of Crystal Cove

•  Introduction to Map & Compass Navigation

•  Introduction to Outdoor Photography


Monthly Historic District Walking Tour

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month for a tour of the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District. The tour will be led by Laura Davick, Founder & Director of External Affairs of Crystal Cove Alliance, the non-profit that was instrumental in saving the cottages for public use. As a former life-long resident of the Historic District, Laura brings a wealth of personal experience, and you will learn about Crystal Cove’s history, its rescue and the future plans for Crystal Cove State Park.


Information will also be provided about the final 17 cottages awaiting restoration, innovative education and conservation programs, membership, and hot tips for cottage rentals. You will also learn how YOU can get involved by becoming a member of Crystal Cove Alliance to benefit Crystal Cove State Park and the many restoration, education, and conservation programs that you and your family will enjoy!


Please click here for a printable flyer





Community Days in the Commons


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.




Movies on the Beach

Thursdays, July 17 & August 14 - 8pm



Thursday, July 17- 8pm

 Two of A Kind (filmed at Crystal Cove)


Brandy Kirby and crooked Lawyer Vincent Mailer plan to rob William and Maida McIntyre by producing a convincing double for their long-lost son.  Brandy charms gambler Lefty Farrell into impersonating the missing son. Kathy, the McIntyre's niece, who likes Lefty, introduces him to the McIntyres who soon become convinced he is their son, but the old man refuses to change his will.  Lefty balks at killing McIntyre and exposes Mailer's attempted swindle.  Brandy and Lefty end up together as "two of a kind." - from the IMDb website



Thursday, August 14 - 8pm

 War of the Worlds, 1952


"As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival." - from the IMDb website





Crystal Cove Beach Bazaar

Arts & Crafts Show

Saturday & Sunday, August 9 & 10, 2014 - 9am-4pm


Join us on Saturday & Sunday, August 9th & 10th from 9am-4pm for our annual Beach Bazaar! 


Featuring the work of local artisans. Hand-crafted jewelry, ceramics, driftwood items, photography, and much more! 


Sea glass wrapping craft activity, face painting, book reading/signing from local authors, and children's activities.


Park in the Los Trancos parking lot.  A $15 day use fee applies.


LOCAL ARTISANS NEEDED!  We have a few spots left.  Contact Carrie Koenig at ckoenig@crystalcovealliance.org for more info.





12th Annual Gala

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 5:30pm-9:30pm

Support Crystal Cove by joining us for a glorious evening at the ocean's edge in the Historic District of Crystal Cove.


Click here for more information.





18th Annual Tree Lighting & Gift Bazaar

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 9am-5:30pm

Gift Bazaar 9am-4pm

Tree Lighting & pre-lighting activities 3pm-5:3pm


Save the Date! More information to follow.



CCA Spring/Summer 2014 Calendar


Crystal Cove State Park Calendar


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