This was private property until the state purchased it in 1979. People were in a bit of an uproar, because they thought the state was going to demolish all the cottages. They didn't though! In fact, the state, along with the Crystal Cove Conservancy, began a restoration project of the cottages. So far, 21 cottages are now available for overnight rental. There is a lot more information available, but I think what I just said, is just about all you need. I apologize in advance for the poor quality of some of these photos. It was the middle of a very hazy day and the light was brutal. I would have been better off using the camera on my phone.
...most of them still stand. The cottages in the foreground have been restored to original. This photo is from the same place as the previous one.
The following photos are just a small part of what is left. There is also a second tier of cottages.
There has to be at least one B&W
This is one of the restored cottages