Sunny Days at Crystal Cove

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. May 12, 2017 / 3:36 AM

    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. May 12, 2017 / 9:14 AM

    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

  3. May 12, 2017 / 10:23 AM

    Huhu I crave for the beach and the heat 🙁

  4. May 12, 2017 / 11:54 AM

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

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  5. May 12, 2017 / 3:23 PM

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

  6. May 12, 2017 / 5:24 PM

    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

  7. May 12, 2017 / 6:48 PM

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

    Dabin /

  8. May 13, 2017 / 11:54 AM

    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.

  9. May 13, 2017 / 7:13 PM

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

  10. May 14, 2017 / 1:49 AM

    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

  11. May 14, 2017 / 2:35 AM

    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 😛

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

  12. May 14, 2017 / 11:18 AM

    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 :).

  13. May 15, 2017 / 1:25 AM

    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

  14. May 16, 2017 / 12:55 AM

    So pretty pictures 🙂 I can't wait the summer to come. Its 3C here at the moments 🙁

    Pink Frenzy

  15. May 16, 2017 / 7:04 AM

    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

  16. May 18, 2017 / 12:17 AM

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

    Michelle Morchella

  17. May 23, 2017 / 6:08 AM

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

    Characters & Carry-ons

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