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The Beachcomber Restaurant is located in historic cottage number 15 at Crystal Cove State Park. The restaurant opened its doors in 2006, five years after the last full time residents were moved out of the cottages by the state of California.
Cottage 15 was known as the “Whistle Stop” and built in 1931. An early resident of the cottage was a train engineer who set up a model train that was popular with cove kids and they nicknamed it the whistle stop.
Another resident of cottage 15 was artist Artist Vivian Falzetti who used the blue cottage number 46 as her art studio. Doug Falzetti was the unofficial mayor of the cove arranging everything from boardwalk clean up to special events.
These days cottage 15 is the Beachcomber Restaurant offering beach front breakfast, lunch and dinner. With its prime location the restaurant can often have long waiting times. If you do have to wait you will be handed an pager so you can take a stroll along the beach or sit at a picnic table on the beach promenade.
The Beachcomber offers a selection of seafood along with steak and chicken dishes. For a lighter appetites there are soups and salads. You can also enjoy cocktails wine and beer while dining at the Beachcomber. Prices are reasonable considering its beach front location.
Beachcomber also offer beach rentals including chairs and umbrellas.
Parking for the Beachcomber Restaurant is at the Los Trancos parking lot located on the east side of Pacific Coast Highway. There is a shuttle that takes guest down to the restaurant for a dollar each way or you can walk through the tunnel under PCH. The Beachcomber will validate parking with a purchase of $15.00 or more. Read More about Crystal Cove HERE