Simply because I love California…
Crystal Cove

I’ve been to California a few times and one of the places that sticks in my mind is Crystal Cove, I especially love the beach cottages which throw you back in time. Built as a seaside colony in the 1930’s and developed as a South Seas movie set, Crystal Cove is in a world of its own. The community thrived and became popular because of its relaxed, friendly atmosphere and incredible landscape then in 1979 the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The majority of the original cottages have been authentically restored to reflect the era between 1935 and 1955 when the Cove evolved as a community and you can visit for the day or stay in one of the beach cottages.

Crystal Cove

Crystal Cove

Some of the buildings are still in disrepair and look abandoned, so I was in my element (as you know I am obsessed with taking pictures of abandoned buildings). So with the beach, abandoned cottages, food, drink and Californian sunshine I’d found my place in the world! I can’t wait to go back to Crystal Cove and aim to stay there for a few days (notoriously hard to do – the booking process is a bit like a riddle) and with all the stress of a new business the thought of this place is keeping me going, I love you California…

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