Crystal Cove Conservancy

Crystal Cove Conservancy


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Crystal Cove Conservancy’s mission has three interrelated components which work together to leverage all the assets of the park to move our initiatives forward. PRESERVATION A commitment to preservation is core to The Conservancy’s mission. To date, twenty-nine of the original forty-six historic cottages in Crystal Cove’s Historic District have been restored to the period of historical significance, the 1935-1955 era in every detail with some cottages boasting original furnishings and fixtures donated by former Covites. These cottages serve as affordable overnight beach rentals, guest services, education and interpretive centers, food service and park operations. Today the Historic District is alive with California’s historic beach culture. The first phase of restoration completed 22 of the Cove’s 46 historic cottages and was complete in June 2006 with a price tag of $15.3 million. When the cottages and the Park and Marine Research Facility in Cottage #22 opened to the public on June 26, 2006, former Covites, State Parks, and community members alike celebrated the unlikely preservation of the land and marveled at the remarkable way the cottages had been lovingly restored to the mid-century in every detail. Since then, seven more cottages and supporting infrastructures have been restored at a cost of $6.7 million. This included 2 more overnight rentals, the Education Commons, The Beaches Film & Media Center in Cottage #13, and the historic garages, adding more education and interpretive elements to the overnight rental program and further deepening our commitment to fulfilling the mission of preserving this magical place. 


Austin Barrow

Cindy Otto
Director of Donor Relations

Chris Williams
Cottage Manager

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