Crystal Cove

One of the things we are BLESSED with here in the OC, besides the weather, are the beautiful beaches. and with this being such a mild winter…the weather has been perfect to head down to the beach. my boys love all of the beaches here in Orange County, but when they have the choice, they always pick going to the beaches with tidepools. there are some great Orange County tide pools here in SoCal, perfect for families to explore. we go to the tidepools often, even on cold days because you...

  The 17 weathered cottages sit behind a fence at the base of a bluff that runs parallel to the ocean at the northern tip of Crystal Cove State Park.Remnants of a wooden boardwalk lean up against the base of the fence, while iceplant covers nearly all of a dirt path. It's hard at this moment to envision the beach parties that would draw people from the movie industry to these now-historic rentals for days of playing volleyball and sipping sodas at the beachfront soda fountain. Laura Davick, who spent much time...

Blending the principles of preserved natural beauty with contemporary architecture, defines this picturesque area of Newport Coast perfectly. Located at the southernmost tip of Newport Beach, you’ll find Newport Coast and the newest urban developments in the city—including the ultra-luxurious The Resort at Pelican Hill perched above 500 acres on the Newport Coast, a shopping plaza with an ocean view, an array of world-class restaurants, and championship golf course — ranked the No. 1 Golf Resort in the World by Condé Nast Traveler — with views of the Pacific from...