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.


  • Abigail Alice x
    May 12, 2017 at 3:17 AM

    Stunning photos, I miss California so much!

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  • Kasi Kelley
    May 12, 2017 at 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!

  • Rosalie
    May 12, 2017 at 5:54 AM

    I'm missing summer and just beach weather, it's so cold here in Australia 🙁

  • Marisa Wij
    May 12, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    what a beautiful photos! glad you had fun! x

    marisa – summer in march

  • Kim
    May 12, 2017 at 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

  • Violette Daily
    May 12, 2017 at 9:32 AM

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

  • Kandice
    May 12, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Huhu I crave for the beach and the heat 🙁

  • Linda Tran
    May 12, 2017 at 11:54 AM

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

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  • Caitlin Moody
    May 12, 2017 at 12:51 PM

    Great photos! And now I want ice cream on the beach! 😉

    Caitlin |

  • Oh Hey Jessica
    May 12, 2017 at 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. -__-

  • Wandering Ella
    May 12, 2017 at 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

  • Dahbean
    May 12, 2017 at 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 /

  • Elizabeth
    May 12, 2017 at 11:58 PM

    Stunning photos!
    Makes me very envious of California

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

  • Daphne K. Lee
    May 13, 2017 at 8:22 AM

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

  • Alyse (J.X.L.)
    May 13, 2017 at 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.

  • Eight Shores
    May 13, 2017 at 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

  • Jane
    May 14, 2017 at 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

  • Elise Liddell
    May 14, 2017 at 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 :))

  • Nancy
    May 14, 2017 at 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 :).

  • TbyMallano
    May 15, 2017 at 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

  • Laura - Alagoz
    May 16, 2017 at 12:55 AM

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

    Pink Frenzy

  • Louise Ramos
    May 16, 2017 at 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

  • Michelle
    May 18, 2017 at 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

  • Joyce Pak
    May 23, 2017 at 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

  • Madison Carter
    June 5, 2017 at 7:24 PM

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

    Madison // Mads Maybe


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