This enclave of 46 coastal cottages dates back to the 1930s and provides a glimpse into a bygone era. The district offers educational programs alongside arts & crafts sessions, plus the beach is among the best in the park for body surfing and swimming.
Exploring the many tide pools at Crystal Cove State Park is a great way to teach children about marine life. Here, you will find crabs, shrimp, anemones, and other amazing aquatic animals, alongside plenty of marine plants.
If you want to improve your chance of spotting whales or dolphins, then the Marine Research Facility provides binoculars and a great place from which to search the ocean. Microscopes are also available to help children learn about plankton and other microbial life.