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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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Day at the Beach

We spent the afternoon with our grandchildren here. It did take a little while to find parking but we did finally find a spot along the road and the walk to the beach was a short... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Roy, Utah
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We spent the afternoon with our grandchildren here. It did take a little while to find parking but we did finally find a spot along the road and the walk to the beach was a short one. It was a very busy day on the beach but it's large and we never felt crowded. I do wish they maintained the... More 

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Fort Saint John, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Traveling from the Northern part of Canada, this beach was exactly what we had been waiting for on a nice hot day in May. The water wasn't very warm, so it was refreshing. The beach is very clean and a nice spot to go for a jog too. We parked along side the road so there was no fee for... More 

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Probably one of the nicest beaches we visited on the Coast, very clean, trash cans everywhere so no trash. Clean soft sand, nice waves, good swimming. On a weekday, not too crowded, but on the weekends I'd bet it's packed. Get there early for PCH free parking, or pay the $12 dollars to park. There is food from two places,... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Why people don't answer "ZumA" when asked " what is THE BEACH in Los Angeles?" ....is beyond me. This place is simply awesome. It was 108 degrees out this august day, and it was perfect on the beach. Water was Pacific Ocean cold, but perfect. Sand was hot, but no big deal. Waves were perfect and life guards and staff... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great beach for families. Came here with my wife and two young sons after I read the statewide report of local beaches. Many of the local LA beaches received horrible grades from cleanliness (both sand and water) and it grossed me out. Zuma received a A grade. You can find the report here - http://www.healthebay.org/beach-report-card The locals may be aware... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is probably the most photographed beaches in the world. Millions have seen scenes from countless motion pictures and television shows filmed here, albeit almost never identified. At its southern end the rock formations and trails leading up to Point Dume offer some of SoCal's most interesting places. It is isolated in part being reached off PCH beyond Pt. Dume,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This beach is not so crowded and too much fun in the evenings! Parking is cheap but you can also parallel park on the road (plenty of empty space!)

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Black Hawk, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Go early if you want a free parking spot along PCH. Pay parking has lot's of room if free not available. Easy access, just walk directly out to the beach.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I recommend Zuma 12 for families with younger kids. It is close to everything and waves were great. Can be crowded on weekends, but only in the afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Is my favorite beach in California. I spend most of my time here when I am in Usa. I found the beach a little bit dirty this year compared to other years and I wish the resident of this area would make an effort in order to take care of the place and the wild animals who lives here. Last... More 

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Malibu
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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