Crystal Cove State Park – Moro Campground

Last Updated on December 20, 2021

Address: 8471 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

boondockers 15 off

Phone: (800) 444-7275

You better reserve in advance or else you would not have a space to stay. I don’t like ReserveAmerica’s site because I find their $8 fee a ripoff, which is why I don’t reserve, but I usually arrive during the week. They have tent sites (the lower sites) and partial hook-up (water + electric) sites and they have dumpsites at the exit.

I showed up on Tuesday and I was lucky enough to find a space up till Friday night. I had to go to check in each day because I did not have a reservation.

I must say this State Park is more expensive than most, $75 for the partial hook-up sites and $50 for tent sites. Only one car is allowed, if you have more, you will have to pay $15. During the off-season, they offer discounts up to 40 PERCENT off Sunday-Thursday and up to 25 PERCENT Friday and Saturday nights. You need to find discount codes.
The bathrooms are clean and they have coin showers each of which gives you 2 minutes of warm water. The toilets have no soap. I have no idea why.

The campground is overlooking the Ocean and all site has views. I had a spectacular view from my van and I was in the last row.

Right from the park, there are hiking and mountain bike trails with panoramic views of nature and the ocean. I biked 14 miles one day. I must warn you, it is easy to get lost in there, make sure to bring enough water and a map. Luckily they have full reception in the mountains, I was using Google Map Directions to get me back to the camp.

From the day-use area, you can walk to the beach under a tunnel and sunbathe on the nice sandy beach. If you love surfing you will find some good waves as well.

Across the PCH there is a 4-mile long paved trail parallel to the Ocean-going through other areas of the park. You can see the famous Beachcomber cafe down below along with the park’s beach cottages.

Laguna Beach downtown is about 10 minutes’ drive south with awesome shopping and dining options.

Internet reception was great in the are, I had good coverage with Sprint and Verizon. The park also has WiFi access and it is pretty good. Probably the best reception among State Parks I’ve seen. Ask for the code at the Kiosk.

I really loved this park, it has a lot to offer. I am sure I will be back soon.

I came back to this park in December 2016 for a few nights. 


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