Lunch at The Beachcomber Cafe at Crystal Cove in Newport Beach CA, and Another Wonderful Memory

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Lunch at The Beachcomber Cafe at Crystal Cove in Newport Beach CA, and Another Wonderful Memory

 

The Beachcomber Cafe at Crystal Cove in Newport Beach California must be a place to making memories.

 

At least for me.

 

I had a 3-hour lunch at The Beachcomber Cafe at Crystal Cove on Monday with my cousin from Florida who I haven’t seen in over 15 years. We’ve been in touch, particular in the last 1 and a half years with my sister’s death and her father’s, but have lived some distance apart for years. Her business travels brought her to Newport, she got in touch, and having lunch was a MUST DO, being only a little over an hour north of Carlsbad.

 

The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove in Newport Beach CA   Me and my cousin at The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove in Newport Beach CA

 

The Beachcomber Cafe at Crystal Cove is a terrific little place that draws a great crowd. The food is great, the views (it’s right on the beach) are spectacular, with occasional dolphins swimming by – I had a lobster club that was to die for, truly. But the truly special aspect was reconnecting with my cousin and sharing family stories for hours.

 

Crystal Cove is a little bit of preserved history with very cool cottages that you can rent by the night or up to a week on a stretch of beach that has changed little in decades. No vehicles allowed but you can park within walking distance or take the shuttle from the parking lot.

 

Crystal Cove in Newport Beach CA

 

The Crystal Cove Beach Cottages were built as a seaside colony in the 1930s and 1940s and supposedly retains much of the atmosphere and look from that period, despite the renovations.

 

Cottages at Crystal Cove in Newport Beach CA

 

I mentioned making memories…

 

Well, I organized a small AR gathering at The Beachcomber Cafe years ago when many of us were just getting started with blogging (into it for less than a year), in May of 2007.

 

READ MORE:

 

ActiveRainers on the Beach in Southern California(May 18, 2007) to take a trip back in time to one of the early meet-ups in SoCal.

 

It is memorable for the people who attended, including Jonathon and Sara Washburn, the location, and the lively conversations about blogging and ActiveRain. You might also recognize Lynda Eisenmann who is still very active on AR (other attendees included good friend Marlene Bridges, Gregg Franklin, Tisza Major-Posner, and Ron Pickett). SEE THE SHOW BELOW.

 

I’m thinkin’ it’s time for a reunion at The Beachcomber Cafe at Crystal Cove in Newport Beach, CA!!

 

The Beachcomber Cafe is truly worth a visit if you are ever in the area!


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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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The Beachcomber Cafe looks like the perfect place to relax and catch-up with good friends and family, Jeff.  Glad you had a chance to do that with your cousin ...

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Sep 26, 2012 12:03 PM #1
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Melissa Zavala
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What a spectacular place. It sounds like it was a great opportunity to catch up!

Sep 26, 2012 12:34 PM #2
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Steve Stenros
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Hi Jeff! My wife and I just recently had lunch at the Beachcomber. It is very relaxing, and a fun place to bring the bikes, too!

Sep 26, 2012 02:02 PM #3
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Gene - it is a terrific beach restaurant and great fun. This visit was particularly fun
Sep 26, 2012 03:09 PM #4
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Melissa - indeed. If I didn't have to get out to the desert by dinner time it would have been nice to spend more time. This is a real gem, to be sorta cliche-ish.
Sep 26, 2012 03:11 PM #5
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Steve - cool place isn't it? There's no place else like it in SoCal that I am aware of.
Sep 26, 2012 03:12 PM #6
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Vicki Lloyd
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Hi Jeff!  

I think you are right - we need to have an AR reunion soon, and the BeachComber would be great!  It's been too long since I have seen many of these special people!

Vicki

Sep 27, 2012 08:12 AM #7
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Harrison K. Long
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Jeff ... Lunch at "The Beachcomber" at Crystal Cove State Beach is always fun.  We love the place and get there to meet friends and family whenever possible. 

Crystal Cove is my favor beach - place for walking, hiking, running, getting sun and fresh air, watching sunsets, and enjoying time with my wife and other people too.

Sep 29, 2012 03:34 AM #8
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Kathy Schowe
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Glad you were able to reconnect with your cousin at the Beachcomber... looks like a great spot!  Thank you again for your terrific post and for keeping in touch.  I posted a blog about our AR connection today-  Have a great weekend!

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Sep 29, 2012 06:52 AM #9
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I live very close to the Beachcomber just have not visited yet.

I'll have to do this.

Dec 02, 2012 03:22 AM #10
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