Sunny Days at Crystal Cove

May 11, 2017 Laguna Beach, CA

It's been really gloomy these past few days here in Los Angeles, so I figured I'd share these photos and throw it back (#tbt, anyone?) to sunny days at Crystal Cove State Park.

After we frolicked around Balboa Island, we decided to stop by Crystal Cove, which was just a few miles away from the resort. The beach definitely borders more to the "organized" side of beaches in the sense that, they had a decent parking lot ($15 for the full day) and you have the option to do the trail to get to the beach, or to use the crosswalk across the Pacific Coast Highway.

Obviously, we did the trail.

The short trail (approximately a 10 minute walk) led you through a tunnel, which was pretty cool. Then you're greeted by the Beachcomber and everything was alive. Think of this beach as some underground party.

We didn't stay too long. Took some photos and headed out to the Pavillion's down the street to stock up on some ice cream (mmm, mango) and some drinks. I also needed to buy shampoo and conditioner because with thick hair like mine, complimentary items from the resort just doesn't cut it.

My cousin, Angie (who's been mentioned in a lot of my entries) FINALLY got around to starting up her blog! She loves to travel and she enjoys stumbling upon hole-in-the-wall bookshops that make her little heart content. If you're looking for a new read, check out the detours she makes in her life over at One Rad Detour.


  1. All of your California photos make me really want go to there, because beaches and palm trees are my favorite things :) I wish I had thick hair that needed it's own shampoo, mine's thin and limp so anything goes!

  2. I'm missing summer and just beach weather, it's so cold here in Australia :(

  3. what a beautiful photos! glad you had fun! x

    marisa - summer in march

  4. Mango ice cream is my favorite! You and Chris should consider getting a selfie stick if you don't have one already! Maybe others would judge but I wouldn't, hehe. Dan and I use it when we travel.

    Simply Lovebirds

  5. These photos are so nice! I'm missing the beach and warm days like this so much!

  6. Huhu I crave for the beach and the heat :(

  7. I've never been to LA. It's definitely on my bucket list. These photos are gorgeous!

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  8. Great photos! And now I want ice cream on the beach! ;)

    Caitlin |

  9. The beach looks so nice, I haven't been in such a long time, which is sad because I live in Florida. -__-

  10. Waaaah ka nice!!! One, I really wanted to try walking in a tunnel. And two, I always envied those kind of beaches na wiiiiiide kaayo ang beachfront! :)

    xx, Wandering Ella

  11. I can't wait for summer to come! That beach looks so pretty and eating ice cream along the beach sounds perfect! :)

    Dabin /

  12. Stunning photos!
    Makes me very envious of California

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

  13. I'm so jealous you live in California! All these amazing spots within a short drive away!

  14. I haven't been to Crystal Cove in nearly four years, but I loved it there! Crystal is an apt description. Wish I'd seen that tunnel when I was there.

  15. I like that the beach looks pretty laid back and everyone's just chilling :) The tunnel is rad too! These photos are lovely. x

  16. It's been chilly here as well so these photos are lovely to look out! Sounds like a nice place to spend time.

    Jane / deluminators

  17. lovely photos!

    i don't know anyone who actually use hotel / resort hygiene products so the fact that you use them make me laugh a little. i guess it's just an odd idea for me because my family and i usually use those complimentary soaps / shampoos to wash our clothes if they happen to get stained :P

    also, stereotypically speaking, most chinese (asians?) usually take those complimentary items home because they're free :))

  18. For May, the weather is pretty gloomy! I haven't been to Crystal Cove before and it sounds like one of those hidden gems along the beaches XD. The trail looks pretty neat! I should definitely check it out when the weather is right ;). Whenever I'm at the hotel, I always use up one whole bottle of lotion each day @___@. At least the housekeeper replenished it daily XD.

    I'll definitely check out your cousin's blog! Major congrats to her on opening one up :).

  19. Beautiful pictures! I've missed the sun and the sea! You are so lucky to have both in excess in California!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Love from

  20. So pretty pictures :) I can't wait the summer to come. Its 3C here at the moments :(

    Pink Frenzy

  21. Love the murals on the tunnel! And same, complimentary hotel shampoos never do the trick for me. I bring my own whenever I could. The beach looks nice though, and I really want to go on a short trip.

    xo, Lou | Caffeine Rush

  22. Beautiful pictures! I reminded me how much I miss USA. I would say it was the best time in my life. xx

    Michelle Morchella

  23. Crystal Cove looks tranquil and beautiful! Love the part about the ice cream after your day of frolicking, sounds perfect haha

    Characters & Carry-ons

  24. California beaches are so cool! Looks like it was a fun adventure!

    Madison // Mads Maybe


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