We are kidding with the picture above. The horse ranch is long gone from the Crystal Cove area. You won't see beautiful horses these days on the beach, but a dive site does remain!
As you are moving out of the Crystal Cove Underwater Park, you'll run into Horse Ranch. You will be between Pelican Point and Treasure Cove.
This site is a sandy beach entry with extensive reef systems well out to 1000' off the shoreline.
Use caution when entering and exiting the water. Waves can make this a tricky shore dive. There is a life guard stand at this location, so make sure you ask the lifeguard about the water conditions before you enter the water (if they are present). They are there for your safety and well being while conducting in-water activities! For added safety, make sure you have a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB), a knife and an underwater light to check out the little critters hiding among the reef!
This location is not in the Marine Protected Area, but most folks respect this area for fishing.