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Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach

Address: 35000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Number: 818-880-0350
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Ranked #8 of 38 things to do in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Hiking
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Hiking
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Pasadena, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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Caledon, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
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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.

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Los Angeles
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 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 

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Vancouver, WA
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24 attraction reviews
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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.

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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 

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Los Angeles
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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 

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Southern California
2 reviews
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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!

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Orlando, FL USA
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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.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Our sister inlaw took us here, it is their family's favorite beach in North LA and Ventura Counties. We enjoyed ourselves for 4 hours, I surfed for most of that time. The facilities are nice, you can park for free on the PCH, the walk is not any longer than in the state beach lots. Want to go back again!

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