Enjoy a Sunset Run at Crystal Cove

Crystal Cove SP - Search Nearby - Added by Karen Heifferon

The most beautiful beach run in Orange County. Run past tide pools and view wildlife. 5 miles out and back.

This is a favorite evening run. Park in the lot with a state pass, head down the cliff and back, and you'll get an amazing workout.

Tip: Time your runs at low tide.

Activities

Fitness, Running

Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Scenic

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Crystal Cove is a gem!

We love going to Crystal Cove, whether to enjoy the water or camp. We also did our engagement photos here! The cliffs make a beautiful backdrop.

Amazing run, but even better beach area

I grew up here. My dad grew up here. Our family has camped/had a cottage here since the 1940s. The cottages are now state owned and are so much fun to rent. We have stayed here every year since the state opened Crystal Cove as a state park. Obviously I am a little biased, but this is the best spot in Southern California. While surrounded by all the glitz and business, you head down a hill to the cove and feel like you have gone back in time to a simpler era. Beautiful beach, tide pools and restaurant. The Beachcomber Restaurant is great and was my great-grandparents house. Our favorite spot now is actually right above the cove at Ruby's Shake Shack. If in the Newport Beach/Laguna Beach area you have to check this place out.

One of the best runs I've ever been on!

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