A vacation in coastal Orange County doesn't have to be at a five-star hotel. For as little as $50 a night, one can have an ocean view and a walk to the beach with the opening of the Moro Campgrounds on Friday.
The 35-acre property in Crystal Cove State Park has 60 campsites, 30 of which have hook-ups providing electricity and water. Hook-up spots cost about $65 per night.
The entire Moro Canyon area redevelopment project near the edges of Newport Coast and Laguna Beach is estimated to cost $15 million.
"I don't think there's anything else quite like it in Southern California," said Crystal Cove State Park Supt. Todd Lewis.
Campers can not only take a dip in the Pacific Ocean, but also hike or bike the Crystal Cove trails and enjoy the Beachcomber restaurant. Downtown Laguna Beach is less than five miles away.
The site has special parking spaces designed for horse trailers.