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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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Fremont, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We were staying in a house in Malibu that only had a beach at low tide so we drove up to Zuma to swim and boogie board. It had sand for the kids to play in and the brave ones could boogie board. I don't think the waves are normally that strong, but there had been a hurricane in Hawaii... More

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London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
13 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Not a peaceful beach - rammed with people, expensive parking (if you can even find a space), only one place to eat, just a horrible experience. Not what California is supposed to be like. Might be nice in the Spring or Autumn?

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Rocklin, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Sunset was fantastic on Wednesday night, but overcast on Saturday night. Still, great place to soothe the soul! We say dolphins swimming in the surf on Wednesday evening and saw sea otters on Saturday evening.

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We spent our vacation visiting several beaches along the California coast and Zuma was one of our favorites. Beach was clean and there were bathrooms with changing areas and showers. Come early because the park gets crowded.

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Illinois
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121 reviews 121 reviews
55 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Gorgeous!! Perfect for sunning, playing frisbee or other beach games, and having a picnic. PLENTY of space to spread out. It is a picture perfect California beach scene and I would definitely return if in the area again. Also saw dolphins as soon as we sat down!!! Yay!!

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Saratoga, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Easy parking, great facilities :showers, bathrooms & cafes. Very, long sandy beach and not too busy.

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San Diego, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Lots of room even when crowded in summer season not so much parking even when paying but that's to be expected. Best bet may be off street neighborhood parking if you can find it somewhere. Gorgeous beach though, had some decent waves when I was there 8.2.14 for a wedding ans water was really warm even at night. So there's... More

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We spent half a day there during our stay in LA - wonderful. Great waves and whilst we were body boarding we were joined by two dolphins and then 20 mins later by a sealion that literally rode the waves with us. Best waves so far in CA. Beach wide and clean.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was my first time visiting. I parked near the payment booths. It's a nice beach with friendly lifeguards, but for $12 parking I expected the rest rooms to be open (out of service on a Saturday?) and a shower to rinse off when leaving.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Zuma beach is a great place to go if you are visiting LA. The waves were great when we went. We were treated by a pod of dolphin who came really close to shore chasing fish and body surfing in the waves. As if that wasn't enough they started jumping up in the air to dive deep for their meal.... More

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