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Zuma Beach

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Address: 30000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Number: 310 457 9891
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Activities: Surfing, Swimming

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A less crowded option

Zuma beach is a great location with lots of paid parking. This is usually a better option than Malibu or santa monica. They have food sales at the different buildings in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Castaic, California
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Castaic, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Zuma beach is a great location with lots of paid parking. This is usually a better option than Malibu or santa monica. They have food sales at the different buildings in the parking lots.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

very serene, the water is beautiful here...absolutely lovely and there are great places to eat nearby... the day we went there was hardly anyone else there and it was a beautiful day! love it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Loved this beach. Very Clean. At the time of our visit, it was low tide. Enjoyed walking along looking for rocks/shells and just enjoying God's Creation. looking forward to going back someday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I don't really love sharing two inches of beach with my closest 10,000 friends, so I love Zuma beach. Although I usually avoid any and all beaches at their busiest times, I always seem to enjoy my day at Zuma. I've been here many times in the past with no kids, and I love it even more now with kids.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

First time visiting and loved this beach. Went there mainly because of where they filmed a "Scorpion" episode. Sand was soft and waves were amazing. Can't wait to return. There is a small fee for parking in their parking lot, but if you don't mind the walk you can park on the street.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

For those who do not like surfing, this is a long and quiet beach to take the sun away from the crowds of Santa Monica and Venice beaches.

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Reno, NV, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

First of all, you have to understand Malibu and Zuma Beach or else your expectations may lead you to disappointment. Don't get me wrong, it's a huge beach with plenty of open space and nice parking accommodation along PCH. (parking is available in the lot for a fee). It's the best beach for my taste around Malibu, but it still... More 

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Lots of different beaches along the PCH, in and around Malibu. Zuma is nice and quiet ideal for families. Clean sands and beautiful ocean within a minutes walk of your car,

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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Quit and family ambient! So good! Near to thousand oaks and camarillo. after you pass a long beautiful beaches! Recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I loved that the beach was a lot cleaner than other beaches closer to home. This one was quite a drive from San Gabriel Valley but it was worth the drive. The water was cleaner and parking was not as crowded as Santa Monica is. Overall it was a great experience.

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