By Deb Flomberg
Just the name Crystal Cove conjures up images of clear blue water, exotic marine life and far away destinations. However, Crystal Cove is actually just a short drive from Los Angeles, and is home to some of the most amazing marine life and an officially designated underwater park for scuba divers and snorkelers alike.
One visit to Crystal Cove will show just how popular this smaller beach is with swimmers and surfers. However, at just over three miles of beach, there is still a lot of area to enjoy. There are year-round lifeguards that patrol the beach, ensuring a safe time for all, while you can explore a lot of different sandy covers and tidepools or just go for a swim in the beautiful Pacific ocean.
There are also 2,400 acres of woodland in Crystal Cove, and you can enjoy 17 different hiking trails that branch off from three routes. You’ll often find hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders alike on these trails, as the outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the stunning scenery and beautiful weather. Or just head over to the camp grounds and claim your site from the 34 different lots across three camping areas. To get to the camping areas, you will need to prepare for a short hike, as you can not get to it by car and Crystal Cove doesn’t allow pets, so you’ll want to leave your pooch at home.
With all of these great outdoor activities at Crystal Cove, you’ll need to find a great vehicle to transport you, your bicycle, your surfboard and the rest of your family. This is where the E63 AMG 4Matic Wagon from Mercedes of Encino comes in. You will be able to store all that gear for a safe drive to the Cove, but you’ll also be driving in Mercedes style, with all the luxury and opulence that goes with it. After all, it is just as important to drive in comfort as it is to relax on the beach.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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