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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The day we went it was very overcast - - which I know happens a lot in S. Cal, but it was also pretty chilly and damp. This may be why we weren't as impressed as I expected to be. Parking is right on the side of the road and very close to the water which is why we decided... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Parking is close and inexpensive comparatively speaking; Access pretty easy; lovely coastline views; lots of nice sand; stunning vista and the really blue waters, and a sometimes happy spot for surfers and surfwatchers.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Due to its location its visited quite often. There are many better beaches not only in Malibu but also in the LA area. Supposedly this is an area where the beaches start to change from southern CA style to Northern? What ever that means! About a mile south of this beach is a much nicer and better one by the... More

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Mountain View, California
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51 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

First time visitor, down for the Malibu Triathlon. They accommodated over 3000 participants and many more spectators with aplomb and organization. The lifeguards were busy during the swim, due to challenging conditions. As a veteran of dozens of similar events, their professionalism, awareness and skill was obvious and much appreciated! Can't wait to go back for an easy beach day!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited this beach with friends yesterday, it was extremely busy and very clean. The cost of entrance with a car is $12.50, very reasonable. The beach is a few miles long and has areas to eat, drink and go to the rest room. Highly recommended.

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san diego
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It was Labor Day Weekend, so we expected it to be crowded and it certainly was. The traffic wasn't bad going there via 101 instead of the PCH. Fun anyway!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The beach is big enough to find your own space for your towel and things. There are lifeguard huts and they take their job seriously.The water was fresh and seaweed free. Nice clean sand bottom and good wave ride for body/or boogie board .

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Malibu, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I'd say this is a pretty nice beach. During weekends it is usually really crowded, so I suggest you go on weekdays. If you are a surfer, the water here is above average. The waves are pretty good sized but sometimes the waves pattern are messed up. The water isn't usually clear here (that's a minus).

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous spot, more chilled out than Santa Monica... Didn't want to leave... Just a little drive up the PCH. Highly recommend. Gorgeous surf.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A hurricane out in the Pacific pushed huge swells into towering surf along PCH and at Zuma Beach. Very windy but did not bother the many family groups as well as couples enjoying the very wide, soft sand beach. Nice restroom, showers and changing room; water fountains. Many Lifeguard Towers.

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