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 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.
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.
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.
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!