Laguna Beach, California: Ruins of 1920s Beach Cottages

Fenced off beach vacation and resident cottages in various states of decay. Built between 1926 and 1939, sold to the state in 1979. Visitor center exhibits.

Crystal Cove State Park

Address:
8471 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
Directions:
Large state park has four entrances; the northernmost off the Pacific Coast Hwy at Pelican Point is to a large parking lot and access to the 1932 pedestrian tunnel to the beach.
Hours:
6 am - sunset; historic district until 10 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
949-494-3539
Admission:
Parking fee.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Ruins of 1920s Beach Cottages

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Beach cottages.

Ruins of 1920s Beach Cottages

The Crystal Cove Historic District is a group of beach cottages built in the 1930s and 40s around the mouth of a creek. The federally listed Historic District is an enclave of 46 vintage rustic coastal cottages and is a state park. Refurbishment has started and those cottages completed are available for overnight rentals.

[Sam Wilkins, 10/16/2020]

Nearby Offbeat Places

BunnyhengeBunnyhenge, Newport Beach, CA - 3 mi.
Peter the AnteaterPeter the Anteater, Irvine, CA - 5 mi.
Georgette: 16-Foot-Long SharkGeorgette: 16-Foot-Long Shark, Newport Beach, CA - 4 mi.
In the region:
Dry Concrete Riverbed: As Seen in the Movies, Los Angeles, CA - 39 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

California Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Hero the Elephant and the Heintz Airship, Elkton, South Dakota (Feb 6-12, 2023)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings