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Beach Access is available at these points:
Reef Point - A popular beach access is from Reef Point parking lot. There are three access points to the beach. A quarter mile multi-use trail travels to the north and descends down to the beach at 3.5 Cove. A stairway delivers you to the popular Scotchman's Cove and to the south, a ramp travels down to Muddy Creek, an excellent body surfing area.
Moro Beach: Park in the Moro day use lot, just below the campground and walk through a short tunnel to this easily accessible beach which stretches from Abalone Point north towards Muddy Creek. Moro beach is popular with day use visitors, body boarders, stand-up paddle boarders, surf fisherman and kayakers.
Pelican Point - There are four bluff top parking lots, with access points to the beach. Next to each parking lot, there are restroom facilities some with outdoor showers. A one mile multi-use trail parallels the coast line that offers a view of the coastal bluff vegetation and wildlife.
Los Trancos - This parking lot is available for access to the Historic District. There is a tunnel under Pacific Coast Highway to view the Crystal Cove Cottage, as well as a pedestrian crosswalk at the Los Trancos signal light...
All parking lots close at sunset except for Los Trancos lot which closes at 10:00 .
The off-shore area of Crystal Cove State Park has been designated as the Crystal Cove State Marine Conservation Area which offers snorkelers, SCUBA divers, paddle boarders, and other ocean enthusiasts a look at the abundant and diverse marine life found within the park all which is protected by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.