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Crystal Cove and the Beachcomber Café Make a Perfect Visit to the Beach

Nestled in a soft bend along the coast lies one of Southern California’s greatest historical treasures, Crystal Cove. Since the 1920’s Crystal Cove has been a hideaway for the Hollywood elite and anyone else looking for protected solitude at the beach. The rock cliffs contrast with the sandy beaches to give a unique sense of privacy that makes you feel you are a world away from the hustle and bustle of every day. Many of the original beach cottages have been restored, thanks to the Crystal Cove Alliance, and are available for rent through the state parks system. We have a amazing selection of Newport Beach Vacation Rentals you'll want to see. For those who want the full experience of this pristine coastline, a night or two in one of these beachside bungalows will definitely restore your sense of serenity.

Serving visitors to the coastal enclave with delicious food is The Beachcomber Café, which opened in 2006. Celebrating ten years, the Beachcomber Café is Newport Beach’s most charming ocean front restaurant, and is the perfect getaway spot with its welcoming vibe, delicious food, and breathtaking view. The patio dining is right on the sand with a view of the crashing waves and, of course, a show from all the wild life that thrives in the Crystal Cove State Park. It’s not unusual to see whale spouts and dolphins swimming by. Perfect for families of any size and doubles as a romantic date spot for two, The Beachcomber is the perfect dining destination for any occasion. 


At the heart of the Beachcomber’s culinary magic is Chef Carlos Olivera, who last summer went toe-to-toe with Curtis Stone on Food Network’s show Beach Eats USA. Chef Carlos’ delicious dishes caught the attention of Curtis whose family enjoyed a day at the beach while the show was filmed. The entire menu is filled with delectable treasures, and the Beachcomber’s signature dishes keep guests coming back. Locals love to start off their mornings with Beachcomber Beignets; these tasty puffy treats are drizzled in sweet maple syrup, and then dusted with powdered sugar. Whipped cream is optional. Each bite of the Ahi Tacos, made with locally caught tuna, tangy Asian slaw and drizzled with siracha aioli, is a taste of paradise. The Bootlegger Bar serves exotic cocktails, premium wines and an excellent selection of beers. The Big Bad Bloody Mary is a must-have, with a grilled giant shrimp, crab claw, vegetables and just the right amount of spicy.

The Beachcomber is now offering guests a beachfront amenity available at other Southern California favorite spots – firepits. In cooperation with the California State Parks, the Beachcomber will have firepit-barbecue combination units available for hourly or daily rental. The Beachcomber’s attentive staff will also cook your burgers and s’mores, as well as clean up so that you don’t have to worry about a thing when enjoying a day at the beach. 

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With its natural breathtaking backdrop, The Beachcomber is the ideal location for any event. Weddings of all shapes and sizes become even more beautiful on the beach. The Beachcomber team will ensure everything is perfect, from the food to the décor and everything in between. Crystal Cove is also the ideal alternative to a traditional hotel venue for corporate events. The Beachcomber Café is the perfect spot for exquisite coastal cuisine, incredible beachfront views, authentic historical surroundings and the ultimate Southern California experience.

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Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2016