12 micro-itineraries for Coastal Orange County
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Crystal Cove Historic District( Jay L. Clendenin, Los Angeles Times )
5. Crystal Cove. Down along the shore between Laguna Beach and Newport, local activists and state officials are rehabilitating a beloved old beach-cottage community called Crystal Cove. "It's just a rustic walk back in time," says cottages manager Lindsay Lane. More than a dozen films have been shot at the site, including "To Have and Have Not," "Herbie Rides Again" and "Beaches."
Pictured: A vintage beach cottage perches above the sea in the Crystal Cove Historic District, part of Crystal Cove State Park. "It's just a rustic walk back in time," says cottages manager Lindsay Lane