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Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach

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Address: 35000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Number: 818-880-0350
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Hiking

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Nice beach

This beach is very nice, but if you're looking for seashells, you're not gonna find many if any at all. Very clean. No lifeguards so swim at own risk

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This beach is very nice, but if you're looking for seashells, you're not gonna find many if any at all. Very clean. No lifeguards so swim at own risk

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great little beach and rock area. Generally serene. Great for couples and small groups/families. Good for surf. If you don't have s state parking pass---The usual winter and summer parking prices. Buy a parking pass and support our state parks! Fun to surf with a small take-off zone---Locals are a strange crowd--Mix of sunset longboard kooks and ventura-style meth heads.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was a great beach to take the kids and the dog to- nice clean sand- free of rocks and not too crowded. If you are planning to go to the dog beach- park all the way at the end of the parking lot and head to the end of the beach for the most privacy. There is a per-day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We walked along the beach trails, very beautiful! Lots of cool rock formations, some you can climb on. We got a lot of awesome pics and videos here. Fun watching the surfers as well and lots of beach space to relax. $12 to get into the park (to park), the visitor's center is only open on the weekends.

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Edwardsville, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great tidepool areas. Saw a passing whale, wading birds, lots of rock formations and a trail above the beach to walk as well. Definitely go!

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Chatsworth, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a very popular campground as it is close to the beach, provides showers and flush toilets and there is a small camp store, but..... it takes early reservations to ensure a spot and one really has to be careful to select a spot as there are big differences between one or another and the price is still the... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Clean restrooms , showers , campground and beaches. Check tide tables . Don't miss a low tide beach walk . Online booking shows Completly booked , but many sites are available . Just fill in card at gate (after you've driven thru and chosen your site #) and put $ and card in drop box .

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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 

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Pasadena, California
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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 

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Los Angeles, California
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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.

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