We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 35000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Number: 818-880-0350
Website
Today
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Hiking

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 83 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Best Tide Pools

Every a group of our middle schoolers go to Malibu for a week of outdoor science. I got the opportunity to visit for the day. I have been to a few tide pools along the California... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Kristi Z
,
Los Angeles, California, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California, United States
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Every a group of our middle schoolers go to Malibu for a week of outdoor science. I got the opportunity to visit for the day. I have been to a few tide pools along the California coast and found this one to be one of the best. The tide out gives a really nice large area of sand and rocks... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Leo Carrillo is a very interesting beach in Malibu. I am from Maine originally and it kind of reminded me of my days at the beach there. It is a much more natural beach with tidal pools, sea weed, rock formations and little inlets. The nice thing is dogs are allowed here on a leash. If you are lucky enough... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great place to visit and camp. Ocean was calm when we are at the beach. The breeze of the tides ashore were breathtaking. Amazing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Caledon, Canada
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

An interesting diversion from the usual plain sandy Californian beach. We were there at low tide so there was plenty of craggy rocks to explore including tiny rocky caves below the bluff. Please respect the crabs and sealife clinging to the rocks.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Beach to the east of the lifeguard station for tidepools. Lovely cliffs with a couple of caves. Then to the west, you can take your dogs on the lovely long sandy beach - but keep them on the leash. Park along the road, in the first large state park lot, or keep going once you're past that lot, under the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, WA
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have camped here several times and always enjoyed it even though my campsite was burglarized one day when I left for a trip into Los Angeles.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

First, street parking is free! This a great beach for adventure. The beach public facilities have just been updated, always clean. Even when the life guard stands are closed they patrol by truck and helicopter. The beach is sub divided by lots of, climbable rock walls and tide pools. Great photo locations!!!! We try to go after a storm as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you can only make a very quick stop to a beach, certainly it makes sense to visit Venice Beach or the Santa Monica Pier. They are quick and full of local cultural vibe. But if time allows and you would like to enjoy more coastal beauty…then I highly recommend driving up the coast just 45 minutes to Leo Carrrillo... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Southern California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a nice family friendly campground. Bathrooms generally clean and hot showers! If anyone is interested in shaping spots for Memorial Day weekend 2015, please reply!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Orlando, FL USA
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The beach is nice and family friendly. Parking is a bit dodgy if you decide to park along PCH, but you can pay and go into the park and that is much easier. Surf spots look nice. Coming from Florida the water is much colder during the summer than our waters from the Sunshine State.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach also viewed

 

Been to Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Los Angeles, California
18 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?