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Cabrillo Beach

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Address: 40th St. and Stephen M. White Dr., Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: 310-548-7562
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Potentially a Nice Beach ...

If you know about the limitations beforehand you can have a good time at Cabrillo beach. For me, it's not a beach for swimming since the harbor is next door and ships ply the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
David B L
Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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1,758 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

If you know about the limitations beforehand you can have a good time at Cabrillo beach. For me, it's not a beach for swimming since the harbor is next door and ships ply the waters there. Rather it's a beach for seeing ships, sea life, the harbor activity across on Terminal Island and picnicking. Do it right & you'll have... More 

Thank David B L
Encinitas, California
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188 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

They groom this beach in the mornings and it has beautiful views. You can have the waves or be inside the breakwater for a calmer swim. When you look the opposite direction you know you are in the 2nd largest port on the planet. Also you can fish off the pier here. I enjoy this neighborhood in the mornings and... More 

Thank Sailing_Sweetie
Hampton, Virginia
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178 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A little crowded at times but not so bad. Even this warm Southern California beach has some cold water in the winter, so be guided by the crowd or lack thereof.

Thank Oranutan1
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Cabrillo Beach is definitely one of my favorite to visit with my kids. Parking is not as crowded. There is no traffic jam to get here (like in Santa Monica or Venice where you're in a gridlock from the freeway). Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is on site with many exhibits to watch. My kids can literally spend entire day at the... More 

2 Thank BigBoyA77
Seattle, Washington
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111 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This beach is very nice and clean. Adequate parking was available and the entrance fee is $1.00 per hour, well worth it. The day was windy but many people were having a good time.

1 Thank Angela J
Monterey, California
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63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

There aren't too many beaches in the area and this is a great one set aside in its own little space. I'm a little biased because I've seen some phenomenal beaches, but this beach is perfectly adequate with a boat launch ramp that is very convenient. I've seen it get quite crowded on some days and it can be sad... More 

Thank Jenna784
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The garbage and stench on the ocean side was horrible. We left without wanting to touch anything. The bay side was good for the kids. This is not a tourist beach that you want to visit. May be worst beach in ca.

1 Thank Msweet1110
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Great family location, small beach with fire pits, a nice bathhouse with warm water open showers. Lifeguard stations are plentiful. Park patrols are visible. No fish cleaning stations

2 Thank Barbiezken
Corona, California
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67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Did not spend very much time at the beach, but from what I saw, I will definitely be back. The water was clean and the beach was clean. Had a nice grassy area to have a picnic or just to relax without having to hang out in the sand.

3 Thank JustMe123170
Downey, California
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Went there during the 4th of July holiday to watch the firework show. We arrived at 1pm and the parking was already full/closed and ended up parking at the neighborhood some 30 minutes later. A family member arrived at 3:30 and took them over 1hr to find a parking spot! But once there we settled near the water (less people... More 

1 Thank 0mardc

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