Time Savor

Head to California’s Orange County coast for a classic beach-cottage vacation.

lifeguard chair
Photographer Shelley Metcalf

Summer Serenity

Life at Crystal Cove is slow and soulful. Ocean waves sweep toward a solitary lifeguard chair as the setting sun casts a fiery glow on its orange seat. Beachgoers remain planted in the sand, relishing the last rays of light. And a sense of simplicity surrounds the cove’s vintage cottages. They’re not even visible from the blufftop highway that snakes down the Southern California coast.

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

Room to Breathe