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Zuma Beach

30000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
310 457 9891
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Ranked #7 of 29 attractions in Malibu
Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing, Swimming
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

we had read great reviews about zuma and malibu and had already gone to a few other beaches but when we got to zuma we were so pleased. there was free parking as we got there early enough, changerooms and washrooms and plenty of room to put our stuff and not be on top of other people. the sand was... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Zuma Beach was more crowded than Venice Beach on a July Tuesday. We expected to be more immersed in nature but all we saw were ugly parking lots and a busy highway in the back. Two snack bars with the usual fare in plastic containers. Nothing to write home about. After an hour we moved on the El Matador Beach,... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This beach is awesome if you want to surf or boogie board. The waves a great and constant throughout the day. Also, the beach is extremely long, so while a ton of people go to this beach, if you're willing to walk a bit, you can go where it's not too crowded. There was no undertow when I was there,... More

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

we arrived here around 5pm, so beach was empty, apart from a life guard patrolling in a truck. it was stunning. so clean. waves crashing into the shore.

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Los Angeles
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I'm a long time Zuma bodyboarder so thought I'd add a few bits here. Zuma has lots of surfers, bodyboarders and bodysurfers, but this is usually in the mornings, before the winds kick in and ruin the shape of the waves. The onshore winds usually start at about 9-10 AM in the summer. The waves are usually walls with only... More

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Belvidere, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were visiting the L.A. area and wanted to go to the beach with a friend. She asked if we wanted to go to a tourist-y place or a quiet beach. We said quiet, and she recommended Zuma Beach. We couldn't find a place to park for free, so paid the $8 parking fee to park in the lot. The... More

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53 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Good beach for families, lots of kids there. But, no surfers. Bathrooms OK (better than Venice Beach, gag). Good higher end grocery store across the street for sandwiches, snacks and beach supplies if you forgot any. Very windy. Clean beach, free street parking.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My brother lives in Thousand Oaks and this beach was about 35 minutes away on a scenic drive through the mountains to Malibu. My brother said that Zuma is mostly for surfers becuase it's usually windy and the waves are good. The two times I was there it seemed like there were more families and regular casual beach goers. As... More

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Tucson, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I kept my horse at Point Dume and me and my friend rode our horses along Zuma Beach. In the 1960's we used to see people with fires at night, but I think they stopped that a long time ago. If you in the area of Santa Monica or Los Angeles, It's worth the drive North from Santa Monica to... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Again, with many of the places I've visited whilst being in LA, I was lucky to have a friend with a car. This beach is beautiful. Exactly what you would expect from Malibu (minus the houses on stilts - they're further down the coast). The white sands, the blue sea, the Baywatch towers with lifeguards!! Paring is free along the... More

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