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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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There´s no way to go wrong with malibu´s beaches but this one I like it in particular because is more quiet and open than the other ones.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rosario, Argentina
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Rosario, Argentina
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There´s no way to go wrong with malibu´s beaches but this one I like it in particular because is more quiet and open than the other ones.

Thank Rosaide70
La Crescenta, California
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been going to Zuma since I was a boy. Not as crowded as other beaches in this part of California, and the water is usually very clear. Also can see the whales pass by here.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beach is beautiful. Expansive with soft sand. Water was on the cold side, about 65 degrees. It was $8 to park.

Thank TinaTheRedhead
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are many beaches along the Malibu coast, some of them are crowed and some are isolated. Zuma beach can get very crowed during the summer, but you can catch amazing sunsets here.

Thank levt_art
Overland Park, Kansas
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112 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Zuma Beach is a great place to spend the day, but it is an AMAZING place to watch the sunset. Its a very popular beach, so it can be crowded in the on season, but take the day, drive the coast and then come out as the sun goes down - it doesn't disappoint!

Thank Stacy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Watched the sun set at zuma beach. It was lovely. Sand was soft and seems the waves where good as people still surfed in the early evening.

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Ogden , Utah
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the beach for the day to relax and enjoy nature with my son. This beach looks as if it is vacuumed every night. It was so nice and clean. The waves were great. One word of advice. Don't feed the birds. The ladies down the beach did and had friends all day. It did make for great entertainment!

Thank dfb311
Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We moved to LA back in the summer and meant to get up here sooner. We had only made quick stops in the past when we visited from NorCal. We took a trip to Zuma Beach in early November, it's about 30 miles from Santa Monica. The traffic on the PCH-1 from Santa Monica wasn't TOO bad, but I would... More 

Thank NYCaliKara
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're ever in or near Malibu, a visit to Zuma Beach is a must. Wide, sandy expanses with pristine views that will make you glad you came. We were lucky enough to see several sea lions romping in the surf, too. A great beach with a bonus!

Thank dianeallard
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the month of September, when we visited this beach, we felt like we had it to ourselves. Given, it was a weekday! Amazing views, great place to swim and the drive from Santa Monica was spectacular. We took the canyon drive on the way home and it was just as spectacular. All the way to Pasadena. I would highly... More 

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The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush, green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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