Crystal Cove State Park Snorkeling

Southeast of Newport Beach and northwest of Laguna Beach, the snorkeling off Crystal Cove State Park is popular. There are 1,140 acres of water offshore of Crystal Cove State Park that are a designated underwater marine park where you are likely to spot the orange garibaldi fish and dolphins. The two best snorkeling dive sites at Crystal Cove State Park are Pelican Point and Reef Point.

The waters of Crystal Cove State Park are quite cool, so a wetsuit may be desirable. Also, there can be strong rip currents, so make sure to check conditions before heading out.

Crystal Cove State Park Snorkeling Map



Local Contact(s):  Crystal Cove State Park (949) 494-3539

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Southern California" from Lonely Planet

Best Season:  Jun.-Sep.

Base Camp:  Crystal Cove Beach Cottages

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Date Updated:  7/17/2016

Crystal Cove State Park Snorkeling Map


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