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Crystal Cove hosts final Movie on the Beach

On Thursday, Aug. 8, Crystal Cove State Park hosted its final “Movies on the Beach” of the summer season. Attendees were treated to a free showing of the 1954 film Sabrina directed by Billy Wilder. Dozens set up picnics and chairs on the beach to watch the iconic movie on an inflatable screen. It was truly a unique, Southern California experience to have your toes in the sand, hear the waves crashing and watch the sunset while the movie played. Additionally, bonfires were burning so attendees could roast s’mores and stay cozy. This summer, The Little Mermaid (1989) and Dr. Strangelove (1964) were also shown.

Crystal Cove Movies on the Beach Picture

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Photo by Emily Spain

The sun setting while crowds enjoy “Sabrina” 

Although Crystal Cove’s “Movies on the Beach” is over for the summer, there is a plethora of events coming up. Every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Crystal Cove Park hosts Community Days in the Education Commons with activities for the whole family. Learn to sketch, make a one-of-a-kind sea glass creation, try your hand at a traditional craft, or explore the science of  Crystal Cove State Park. Check out Cottage #13, the Film and Media Center and Cottage #22, the Park and Marine Research Facility. Park in the Los Trancos lot (PCH inland at the Los Trancos stoplight, then walk across the street or take the shuttle.

For a calendar of upcoming events at Crystal Cove State Park, visit our Calendars section here.